Durham-York research consortium

We are a virtual consortium bringing together research groups with complementary expertise and interest from the Departments of Chemistry in Durham and York. The aim of the Consortium is to encourage research collaborations, pool and share training resources, specialist expertise and techniques. The scope of our research interests includes mechanistic chemistry (e.g., physical organic chemistry), supramolecular and nanochemistry, kinetics and mechanisms of complex reactions, computational studies and modelling.

We provide a forum for researchers to share ideas and stimulate discussions. We share postgraduate training courses.


York-Durham research talks

Matthew Kitching and James Walton (Durham) will give a seminar at the University of York on 28 March 2018 at 13.00 (see this poster).

Victor Chechik will give a seminar "Understanding organic free radicals: from highly reactive to very stable" on 21 February 2018 at 14:00 in CG60 (Department of Chemistry, University of Durham).

European Symposium on Organic Reactivity

Durham hosted this meeting on 3-8 September 2017. The ESOR symposia cover all areas of physical organic chemistry and have been running every two years since 1987. This year's meeting has been great success, with strong representation from both Durham and York.

Welcome to Durham!

York/Durham half-day Symposium on Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

Wednesday 19th July 2017, 2:005.00 pm, C/B101 in the Department of Chemistry, University of York. Click here for details.

Joint Durham-York Symposium

Joint Symposium was held on Thursday 18 May 2017 in Durham. We had a great line-up of industrial and academic speakers. Please click here to see a pdf file with the Symposium programme and further information. Check the "Our Research" tab to see the Research and Capability Overview slides presented at the Symposium.

A group photo after dinner in Hatfield college

Andrew Rickard presents WACL (Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory) expertise at York

Jon Steed (Durham) talks about his gel research

Ian Fairlamb presents training capabilities at York

AnnMarie O'Donoghue shows training capabilities at Durham

Mechanistic chemistry awards at the RSC Organic Division North East Regional Meeting, Durham University, March 29th 2017

The prizes awarded to students working in York or Durham with academics aligned with our joint research consortium:

David Turnbull, Fairlamb group, University of York, 1st poster prize winner. David is receiving his poster from Dr Alison Hulme, President of the RSC Organic Division Council

AnnMarie O'Donoghue is presenting Networking Activity prize to Kiri Thornalley, University of York

Alison Hulme is presenting 3rd poster prize to Nico Seling, Visiting PhD student from the University of Aachen

AnnMarie O'Donoghue and Alison Hulme at David Turnbull's poster

Alison Hulme is presenting 2nd poster prize to Darren Heeran, Durham University, Sandford group