The Chemistry Between Them, a new play by Adam Ganz will be first broadcast on Radio 4 on Wednesday 20th August at 14:15. The play examines the life-long friendship between Nobel Prize winning crystallographer Professor Dorothy Hodgkin and her former student (and Chem. Cryst. alumna) Margaret Thatcher. Despite their extremely different political viewpoints, the … Read the rest
The CRYSTALS v1461 installer is now available.
This is a bugfix release. It fixes the following problems in v1460: a crash on loading large datasets; line-ending issues with the new built-in editor; freeze in Cameron; display issues with atom labels in CRYSTALS.
Version 1460 and this release are built with a new compiler and libraries … Read the rest
Contributions to the meeting from Chem. Cryst. staff and students included:
Richard I. Cooper and James A. Arnold:
Displacement Parameter Restraints for Dealing with Limited Data
Karim J. Sutton, Pascal Parois and Richard I Cooper:… Read the rest
The 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” … Read the rest
As 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 … Read the rest
An 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 … Read the rest
The Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded a new National Chemical Landmark blue plaque to the University of Oxford Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s only female Nobel Prize winner and to coincide with the UN International Year of … Read the rest
The 2014 British Crystallographic Meeting Spring Meeting took place at the University of Loughborough from 7th – 10th April. The meeting took place during the International Year of Crystallography and therefore had a theme of “Looking to the future, learning from the past”.
Contributions originating from Chem. Cryst. included:
Amber L. Thompson
Just a Spoonful … Read the rest