Thank-you very much to all the speakers, chairs, attendees and “Rent-a-Crowd” (you know who you are) who helped make this a fantastic event. For those who missed it, the program for Red Kite III is available to download.
The meeting was held in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford and included tea, cakes, lunch and a drinks reception thanks to sponsorship from the John Fell Fund. In contrast to the previous event at ISIS, this meeting was all talks and had contributions from twelve speakers. We were honoured by mini-plenaries presented by a trio of BCA presidents, including the current President (Prof. David A. Keen, ISIS), the immediate Past President (Prof. Elspeth F. Garman, Oxofrd) and the Previous Past President (Prof. Paul R. Raithby, Bath/RCaH).
The first two sessions comprised a half hour mini-plenary and three shorter student presentations. After the first session, there were posters in the John Rowlinson Seminar room accompanied by tea, coffee and the now traditional, home-made cakes. Despite technological challenges, the second session was also very well received and was followed by a more posters, and lots of discussion aided by sandwiches, and fresh fruit. Following the example set by ISIS back in September, before the final session we attempted to take a group photo, but due to a combination of shyness and lack of space/too many people we struggled to squeeze everyone in.
After the final mini-plenary, the last session consisted of talks from more senior researchers presenting work on everything from proteins to sea-shells. Before the drinks reception and yet more posters, the meeting was closed with the usual presentation of tweeting poster prizes, in this case to Andrew Cairns and George Pidgeon (Oxford) with a drinkable prize going to Seb Pike (Oxford) for his oral presentation.
An excellent time was had by all we would like to thank all the facilities and catering staff in Oxford for the assistance making the event a success. There are a few photos below to remind you of the day; we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next meeting (to be held at Diamond Light Source in September 2013).
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