The Chemical Crystallography Group of the British Crystallographic Association recently held its 2014 autumn meeting — “Communicating Crystallography” — in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry, on 19th November 2014 at Burlington House, London.
With 2014 being the UNESCO International Year of Crystallography, there was no better time to have a meeting to showcase and discuss crystallography-based outreach and education.
Three sessions of talks encompassed the theme of “Communicating Crystallography” from educational, publishing and data presentation points of view. The session on publishing was delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry and showed how crystallography (and chemistry) can be disseminated through a range of channels — journals, databases and social media.
Topics covered during the sessions included: outreach to students and the general public; communication of results in journals, databases and social media; and curation of data. The insights gained from the meeting have relevance well beyond the confines of chemical crystallography.
|From left to right: Simon J. Coles,
Guy Jones, Serin Dabb and David Sait
present at “Communicating Crystallography”.
The speakers and the audience were excellently engaged, creating a very successful and enjoyable meeting. Thanks go to all involved!
View the talks from the meeting here.
This Blog post is based on material kindly provided by Carl Schwalbe (Aston University), Natalie Johnson (University of Newcastle) and Simon J. Coles (University of Southampton; Chair of the Chemical Crystallography Group).