Red Kite IV – September 9th 2013

The fourth meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Monday 9th September, 2013 at Diamond House (Room G.59 and the Atrium).

Attendance will be free of charge and there will be a transport from Oxford and a drinks reception thanks to generous sponsorship from Diamond. There will also be a tour of Diamond Light Source, however we need to know how many people are coming for safety as well as the nicer things, like making sure we don’t run out of tea, coffee, and nibbles.

The tour will be associated with a microsymposium, comprising a number of short talks by local speakers, focussed on the use of synchrotron radiation as a structural probe.  The programme is below or can be downloaded in printable format.


12.15 pm Coach Leaves South Parks Road
12.50 pm Arrival Diamond  Register, collect badge & put up posters
1:15 pm Dr. Harriott Nowell (Diamond)  Introduction and Welcome
1:20 pm Dr. Steve Thompson (Diamond) “I11 Upgrade Project”
1.50 pm Dr. Philip Chater (Diamond) “Structural Chemistry Through the Length Scales”
2.20 pm Tours, Tea, Coffee and Posters in R22
3.50 pm Dr. Anna Warren (Diamond)  “X-ray Imaging as a Tool for Crystal Location”
4.10 pm Jon Treacy (Diamond/Manchester) “SXRD of Metal Oxides”
4.30 pm Rich Knighton (Oxford) “Towards Selective Anion Binding By Templated Interlocked Structures”
4.50 pm Karim Sutton (Oxford) “Big Methods for Small Molecules”
5.10 pm Drinks reception and Posters
6.00 pm Coach departs for Oxford.


There will be a general structural science poster session and as before, the best will be rewarded  (and yes, it will probably tweet).

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster prizes/seats on the bus, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson @ know if you would like to come. If you need transport from Oxford and/or would like to go on one of the tours, we need to know BY MONDAY 26TH August.  So, please let us know:

– Whether you need transport from Oxford
– If you would like to go on the tour of Diamond
– Whether you are going to bring a poster (it doesn’t have to be synchrotron radiation based)
– If you would prefer not to be added to the private announcement mailing list