Talks

I occasionally give talks relating to chemistry/publishing/careers.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Upcoming

2017 — Bradford, Edinburgh (and probably some others)

Past events

2017

June 28, 2017 — A talk at Nottingham University at the symposium celebrating 50 years of the Stoddart group: A golden age for chemistry

May 17, 2017 — A talk at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 16, 2017 — A talk at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 15, 2017 — A talk at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 14, 2017 — A talk at Tel Aviv University, Israel: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 11, 2017 — A talk at Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Israel: The nature of chemistry publishing

March 30, 2017 — A talk at ChemBio Finland trade fair as part of the chemistry programme, Helsinki: Social media and science

March 29, 2017 — A talk at ChemBio Finland trade fair in the Programmable Materials symposium, Helsinki: Social media and science

2016

November 18, 2016 — A talk at the University of Manchester, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

October 11, 2016 — A talk at the University of Newcastle, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

September 9, 2016 — A talk at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China: The nature of chemistry publishing

August 23, 2016 — A talk at the 252nd ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, USA in the ‘Crafting Chemical Communication’ symposium: On the nature of chemistry publishing (Slides here). On a side note, this may well be the only time I start a talk with an anecdote about the execution of King Charles I…

August 21, 2016 — A talk at the 252nd ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, USA in the ‘Beyond Citations: Challenges & Opportunities in Altmetrics’ symposium: Imperfect impact

June 1, 2016 — A talk at the TransMed Student Conference at the University of Edinburgh, UK: The nature of scientific publishing

May 12, 2016 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry Careers Programme at the University of Cambridge, UK: How to successfully navigate the publishing process

April 5, 2016 — A talk at the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland: The nature of chemistry publishing

February 4, 2016 — A talk at the 2016 European Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry, Bressanone, Italy: The nature of chemistry publishing

February 1, 2016 — A talk during Materials Week at the University of Warwick: Social media and science (blog post and slides can be found here)

2015

December 9, 2015 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge: The nature of chemistry publishing

November 12, 2015 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick: The nature of chemistry publishing

October 15, 2015 — The Kohout Lecture at Penn State (US): The nature of chemistry publishing

September 4, 2015 — A talk at the SASSYPOL Summer School in Ischia, Italy: The nature of chemistry publishing

September 2, 2015 — A talk at the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) meeting at the University of Birmingham, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 20, 2015 — A talk at an EPSRC Early Career Researchers event – Making Molecules to Make Materials, Leeds, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

May 18, 2015 — A talk in the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal: The nature of chemistry (and scientific) publishing

February 25, 2015 — A talk (without slides, but with pint of beer) at Cafe Scientifique in Beverley, UK about peer review and the nature of science publishing; thanks to Mark Lorch for inviting me.

February 25, 2015 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

2014

November 13, 2014 — A talk at the Supramolecular Chemistry in Water COST Training School at the University of Padova, Italy: The nature of chemistry publishing

September 16, 2014 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK: The nature of chemistry publishing

September 15, 2014 — A talk for the Postdoctoral Society Inaugural Seminar in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK: From knots to Nature. I was also part of the panel discussion that followed.

September 11, 2014 — A talk at the British Science Festival, Birmingham, UK: The future of chemistry

June 19, 2014 — A talk at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea: The nature of chemistry publishing

June 18, 2014 — A talk at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea: The nature of chemistry publishing

June 17, 2014 — A talk at EWHA Womans University, Seoul, Korea: The nature of chemistry publishing

June 3, 2014 — A talk at the conference: Chemistry, Crossway toward Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Namur, Belgium The nature of chemistry publishing

March 13, 2014 — A talk at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), United Arab Emirates: The nature of chemistry publishing

March 12, 2014 — A talk at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia: The nature of chemistry publishing

March 5, 2014 — A talk for the Careers Network at the University of Birmingham: From knots to Nature

February 19, 2014 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

2013

November 27, 2013 — A talk in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield: Communicating chemistry

August 23, 2013 — A talk in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

August 22, 2013 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

August 21, 2013 — A talk at the Editors’ Forum during the 15th Asian Chemical Congress in Singapore. You can find my slides here. I was also part of the panel discussion that followed.

August 21, 2013 — A talk in the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

June 28, 2013 — A talk at the ‘Celebrating Chemistry at King’s’ symposium at King’s College London.

June 14, 2013 — A talk at the Joint CDT Conference 2013 at the Royal Academy of Engineering, hosted by Imperial College.

March 14, 2013 — Part of a panel on Academic & Journal Publishing organized by The Society of Young Publishers at University College London.

March 8, 2013 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

March 6, 2013 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

March 5, 2013 — A talk in the Genomics Research Center at Academia Sinica, Taiwan: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

February 20, 2013 — A talk for the Careers Network at the University of Birmingham: From knots to Nature

January 30, 2013 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick: Scientific publishing and communicating chemistry

2012

December 11, 2012 — A talk at the University of Strathclyde as part of their ‘Publication Challenge’ series for faculty: Communicating chemistry

November 27, 2012 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow: Communicating chemistry

September 20, 2012 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester: Communicating chemistry

June 5, 2012 — A talk at the Materials Research Laboratory at UCSB: Communicating chemistry

June 4, 2012 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA: Communicating chemistry

June 1, 2012 — A talk for the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech: Communicating chemistry (I was introduced by Paul Bracher who gave me, by far, the best seminar introduction I have had to-date).

May 30, 2012 — A talk for the Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine at UCSD: Communicating chemistry

March 6, 2012 — A talk for the Science and Maths Society at Somerville College, Oxford University: Communicating chemistry

February 1, 2012 — A talk at the 2012 European Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry, Bressanone, Italy: Communicating chemistry

2011

February 3, 2011 — A talk in the second Postdoctoral Symposium at the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College: Communicating chemistry

January 18, 2011 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham: Communicating chemistry

2010

September 16, 2010 — A talk at the British Science Festival, Aston University: Communicating chemistry

2009

October 22, 2009 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham: Nurturing Nature Chemistry

July 28, 2009 — A talk in the Editors’ Session at the Chirality and Supramolecular Chemical Synthesis conference at the University of Birmingham: Nurturing Nature Chemistry

2008

December 11, 2008 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath: Nurturing Nature Chemistry

November 13, 2008 — A talk at Winchester College: Scientific publishing — how it works and how I got into it

July 9, 2008 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Nurturing Nature Chemistry

July 7, 2008 — A talk in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University: Nurturing Nature Chemistry

2007

November 28, 2007 — A talk for the University of Southampton Nanoforum: From knots to Nature

November 28, 2007 — A talk for postgraduate students in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southampton: The publishing process

2006

November 8, 2006 — A talk in the School of Chemistry at the University of Reading: From knots to Nature – making interlocked molecules and the move into publishing