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Welcome to the website of the North West Region of the Analytical Division (NWAD) of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Our main remit is to promote analytical science across the region by arranging activities for school children, students, practising and retired chemists. We also aim to enhance contact between our ~1,200 members who are spread throughout the region from the Scottish Border to Mid-Wales.

The current region was established fifty years ago when, in 1966, the former North of England Section of the Society of Analytical Chemistry was split into two sections. More information about the history of our region can be found in the following publication:

A Lifetime of Analysis

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©2016 RSC North West Region Analytical Division
Updated 26 September 2016

Christmas Lecture and Buffet
Manchester Metropolitan University
Wednesday 30 November 2016

We are delighted to welcome Tony Bristow as the guest speaker at our annual Christmas Lecture. His talk is entitled:

Made to be measured: the revolutions in analytical science for the real time analysis of the human body

This is guaranteed to be an entertaining presentation for both our members and their guests including those with a non-scientific background.

A hot buffet meal will be served following the lecture during which there will be an opportunity to mix and enjoy each others company.

For more information and to register for this event please contact:


click here for an abstract of Tony Bristow's talk

Early Career Mixer Meeting
Manchester Metropolitan University
Tuesday 11 October 2016

This is an ideal opportunity for analytical scientists working, studying or living in the area to meet, discuss their work and establish networks with fellow analysts.

Participants are encouraged to present their work at a poster display although all are welcome to this event.

Free refreshments will be provided.







For more information and to register for this event please contact: