IUPAC (in conjunction with the UN and UNESCO) have proclaimed that 2011 is to be the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). This is intended as "a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind". The official website is at

Details of Oxford's participation in IYC 2011 can be found at

The Royal Society of Chemistry's IYC 2011 activities can be found at

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