Jun 302014

IMG_20120706_132314The sixth X-ray diffraction school organised by Universite de Lorraine and CNRS will be held in early July at the Abbaye des Prémontrés Pont à Mousson, France. The historical setting on the banks of the Moselle River is the backdrop for an intensive week of crystallography. Richard Cooper will lecture on “Affinement de structures cristallines” and engage the audience with some “Travaux Practiques” using the CRYSTALS refinement package.

Jun 172014

Congratulations to Karim Sutton, Jerome Wicker and Rajiv Gogna from Chem Cryst, together with some guy from engineering, for making it to the finals of the 2014 University inter-college croquet tournament. This is a truly ridiculous feat and we wish them the best of luck next year!


Rajiv lines up for a hoop

Jun 112014

dorothy hodgkinAs part of the Crystals at the Garden exhibition, on Wednesday 25th June there will be a screening of the film of Georgina Ferry’s play “Hidden Glory: Dorothy Hodgkin in her own words” staring Miranda Cook. The screening will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition and Botanic Gardens led by researchers from the Department of Chemistry.

Date: Wednesday 25th June 2014 from 5.30 – 8pm

Tickets are available online here

Jun 072014

On June 7th 2014 the first of an irregular series of crystallography five-a-side grudge matches took place: Chem Cryst’s “Co-crystal Palace” stormed to victory over the Goodwin Group’s “Real Space Madrid”.

l-r: Mark "Wozza' Warren, Karim Sutton, Jerome Q Wicker, Richard 'Scooby' Cooper, Rajiv Gogna and Sam Joyner

l-r: Mark “Wozza’ Warren, Karim Sutton, Jerome Q Wicker, Richard ‘Scooby’ Cooper, Rajiv Gogna and Sam Joyner

Jun 022014

calciteAn exhibition is running at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden throughout June and includes crystals, lab equipment, and stories of cutting edge and historical science from the Department of Chemistry and the Chemical Crystallography group.

Open until June 27th 2014 – all ages welcome. Free with admission to the Garden (admission is free for Oxford students and staff, children are free with an adult – see the Botanic Garden website for more information). The exhibition is open during normal Botanic Garden opening hours 9am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm).