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Red Kite III

The third meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Thursday 10th January, 2013 in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

Attendance will be courtesy of the John Fell Oxford University Research Fund.  The meeting will consist of three sessions, each commencing with a half hour Plenary delivered by a leading academic, followed by three shorter talks by younger researchers.


9:00 Set up Posters etc.
9:50 Introduction
10:00 Prof. Paul R. Raithby (Bath/RCaH) “Photocrystallography: Watching Chemistry Happen”
10:30 Keary M. Engle (Oxford) “Hydrogen-Bonding Effects on the Reactivity of Fluoride Anion”
10:45 Matthew P. Blake (Oxford) “Alkaline Earth- and Rare Earth-Transition Metal Complexes”
11:00 Andrew B. Cairns (Oxford) Understanding the Unusual Mechanical Properties of Cyanide Framework Materials
11:15 Tea Break
11:45 Prof. Elspeth F. Garman (Oxford) “From Hot to Cool and Back Again: The Radiation Damage Challenge in MX”
12:15 Sebastian D. Pike (Oxford) “Characterization a Rhodium(I) Sigma Alkane Complex Formed by a Crystal to Crystal Transition”
12:30 Dr. Russell W. Driver (Oxford) “Intramolecular C-H…O Hydrogen Bonding in Small Molecules”
12:45 Simon Cassidy (Oxford/Diamond) “EXAFS Studies of High Vacancy Solids”
1:00 Lunch & Posters (JR Seminar Room)
2:30 Prof. David A. Keen (ISIS) “Complexity in Cubic and Nearly Cubic Crystals”
3:00 Dr. Micheal McDonough (Oxford) “The Crystal Structure of AspH in Complex with the an EGF-like Domain from the Blood Coagulation Factor X”
3:20 Dr. Kirsten E. Christensen (Oxford) “Aperiodicity: Between Order and Disorder”
3:40 Dr. Julia Parker (Diamond) “It’s All About the ‘Mussel’ Strength”
4:00 Drinks Reception & Posters (JR Seminar Room)  


Those not speaking are encouraged to bring posters and the best will be rewarded.

Lunch is included, as is a small drinks reception after the meeting in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room.  These will only be available to registered attendees.

Parking is notoriously difficult in Oxford, so please keep that in mind if travelling and we would recommend the train or Park & Ride.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/sandwiches/poster boards etc., please let us know you are coming and whether you are going to bring a poster; the registration form is below.  The registration deadline is Noon on Monday 7th January  and we will confirm receipt by email.




Red Kite II – September 18th 2012

The second meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at ISIS.

Attendance will be free of charge and there will be a transport from Oxford and a drinks reception thanks to generous sponsorship from ISIS.  There will also be a tour of the ISIS facility, 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 followed by a microsymposium, comprising a number of short talks by local speakers, focussed on the use of neutrons.


12.15 pm Coach Leaves South Parks Road
1.00 pm Arrival at R80 (ISIS Target Station 2)
1:15 pm Tours start
2:15 pm Tea, Coffee and Posters in R22
3.15 pm ISIS Personnel Introduction and Welcome
3.20 pm Stephen Hull (ISIS) ISIS Neutron Diffraction Facilities and Research
4.00 pm Joseph Paddison (Oxford/ISIS) “Order within Chaos: the Magnetic Structures of Paramagnets”
4.15 pm Sebastian Busch (Oxford) “Probing the Structure of the Peptide GPG-NH2 in Solution with Neutron Diffraction”
4.30 pm Roger Johnson (ISIS/Oxford) “Multiferroic Materials”
4.45 pm Sam Callear (ISIS) “Order and Disorder in Lithium Borohydride”
5.00 pm Wine 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.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster prizes/seats on the bus, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson @ chem.ox.ac.uk) or Marek Jura (marek.jura @ stfc.ac.uk) know.  If you need transport from Oxford, we need to know BY MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, otherwise we need a complete list of names by FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER to arrange security clearance for the tours of ISIS. So, please let us know:

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