UK Colloids 2021 (Online) 19-21 July 2021

Update on UK Colloids, Liverpool

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the current global pandemic, the planned UK Colloids conference is now postponed until 2023. UK Colloids 2023 will be held in Liverpool from 17th to 19th July 2023. There will be an online version in 2021. Please see below.

UK Colloids 2021 (online)

The CISG, in partnership with the SCI’s Colloid and Interface Chemistry Group is running its three-day flagship event, UK Colloids, from 19–21 July 2021. The event will be run entirely online as a series of half-day sessions on panels, posters and presentations, and will culminate in Professor Colin Bain’s lecture to mark his winning the 2020 Rideal award.

Session themes:

Colloids and nanostructures for sustainable technologies
Colloids for energy
Early career colloid scientists
Women in colloids
Rheology and gels
Polymers in liquid formulations

Further information on the sessions, timings, registration and how to submit an abstract for a five-minute flash presentation are available at this link.

Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries

The Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries are a joint bursary between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry.  It provides funds for attendance at a conference in the field of colloid and surface science.

Sir Eric Rideal (1890-1974) was the founding Chair of the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group.

The Rideal Trust annually offers financial assistance to promising academic research workers in the general field of colloid and surface science to attend conferences and/or to visit relevant research institutions.

Awards of up to £500 will be made on a competitive basis to assist with travel and/or subsistence and/or conference registration fees.

There are two closing dates for applications each year:

15 April (for travel planned between 1 June and 31 December)

15 October (for travel planned between 1 December and 30 June).

Please contact the SCI Awards department for further information.


You can become a member by joining one of the two groups:

SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG).

RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group (CISG).

The former is open to SCI members only. The latter is open both to RSC members and associates AND to scientists and engineers who belong, either, to a chartered professional or learned body from outside the chemical sciences, or to another chemical society with whom the RSC has entered into an international partnership agreement approved by RSC Council. Non-RSC members of CISG pay RSC a small annual fee to cover administration and postage.

For information on how to become a member of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) or Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) please see the links below: 

Non-members of RSC wishing to join CISG should contact the RSC Membership Dept. (contact details at, asking to join the Colloid & Interface Science Interest Group, only, and mentioning their own affiliation.  The membership administration fee is £10 currently. In case of difficulty please contact a member of the Joint Committee.

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