So disappointed by the attitude of the RSC's president in this press release I had to write to the RSC to make my feelings known. If you feel the same please let them know too.
I have just read the comments made by our President, Professor David Phillips, in the above press release, and I must say and am disgusted and disappointed by them. It is the job of the RSC to support chemistry, lobby government and the research councils on behalf of the chemistry community. The president should use his higher profile and his national standing to do this most vocally. The RSC, on behalf of its members, should be campaigning for more funding for the whole of chemistry. It should be emphasising the value each branch of chemistry brings to society, not lending credibility to the misguided attempts of Delpy and the EPSRC to suffocate and downgrade an entire branch of chemistry which contributes enormously to the UK’s GDP.
Dr. Paul Clarke, CChem, FRSC