Commonwealth Chemistry (the Federation of Commonwealth Chemical Sciences Societies) was set up in 2019 to inspire, celebrate and elevate the role and practice of the chemical sciences for the benefit of Commonwealth nations and their people. 

As a collective of over 40 Commonwealth countries, Commonwealth Chemistry brings together individuals, communities and organisations working in the chemical sciences to develop networks, promote collaboration and address shared problems set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2021 we hold our first, virtual Annual General Meeting during which President Elect, Vicki Gardiner, will be installed as the first President of Commonwealth Chemistry.  The meeting will take place in a virtual format.

Representatives from member countries will come together with the Executive Board and Secretariat to reaffirm the goals of Commonwealth Chemistry, to help shape its strategy and therefore the focus and priorities for its activities.


The agenda for the Annual General Meeting is:

1Welcome by the President Elect Dr Vicki Gardiner
2Introduction to Commonwealth Chemistry
• Vision
• Mission
Governance structure
3Articles and Rules—Companies House
3.1Introduction to Executive Board Members
3.2Introduction to the Secretariat and its role
3.3Relationship between Commonwealth Chemistry and Royal Society of Chemistry
4Dr Vicki Gardiner becomes President Commonwealth Chemistry
5Introduction to Member Societies
6Financial Report
7Progress on agreed aims from 2019
7.12020 and 2021 Programme of activities
7.22022 Programme of activities
7.3Early Career Survey
7.4COP26 policy statement
8Members led discussion
9Closing remarks



Commonwealth Chemistry Secretariat
Royal Society of Chemistry
Thomas Graham House,
Science Park,
Milton Road,