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Chemical Brothers at Wimbledon

Chemicals are everywhere, even on the manicured English tennis lawns of Wimbledon.   A letter in the Times today spotted  by James pointed out the coincidence of chemical elements from the periodic table featuring in the names of Chinese tennis players.   Sir, Chemists among the tennis fans will not have failed to notice the names […]

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The conference spouse’s programme – is this the end?

Spouses’ programmes at conferences have always been a bit of a mystery to the Blog. In these times of reduced travel budgets and lower attendance at conferences, it is hard to believe that companies are still prepared to pay for delegates to take their partners along too.   And yet from the number of wives […]

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First outing for new fluoropolymer Wimbledon roof

At last the new roof on Centre Court, Wimbledon, was rolled out on Monday evening, and in all the fuss about the roof and of course the first tennis match beneath it, and the lateness of the hour, was anyone interested in what it was made of?   According to its designers, Populous, the retractable roof is made of […]

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Packing our golf bags for Seaview

What everyone loves about the Northeast Chems Association (NECA) Sports Outing is that it is usually three days out of the office playing golf in the sunshine on the glorious rolling greens of the luxury Seaview Marriott hotel at Absecon on the New Jersey coast close to Ocean City.   Regular chemical golfers describe it as their favourite […]

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