About the Region

Analytical Chemistry is a truly pervasive science underpinning the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, public health, control of the environment and engineering. The analytical sector in the UK is currently estimated to have a £7 billion annual turnover and employs about 200,000 people.

History -
In 1999, the North West Region of the Analytical Division of the RSC celebrated its 75th anniversary. Our parent organisation, the RSC, is the scientific and professional body representing chemists in the UK and has approximately 47,000 members, over 9,000 of whom are members of the Analytical Division which is currently sub-divided into nine regions.

The NW Region was a founder member of what has become the Analytical Division and, with some 1,100 members spread throughout the Region from Carlisle to Mid-Wales, has one of the largest memberships of the Division.
Our main remit is to promote analytical science in the Region which is achieved through a variety of activity involving school children, students in higher education, practicing chemists in industry, academia, government and independent laboratories and retired chemists.

A brief account of the first 75 years of the Region (produced by Dr. Stuart Forbes) is available in a book, please click for further details or to download the book