Background and Ethos of the Meeting
The Young Chemists' Organic Synthesis Workshop is an annual meeting held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, at the end of summer. The meeting runs from Wednesday evening to Friday lunchtime for about 60 participants, typically 45 academics and 15 industrialists.
In the late 1970’s, a number of UK chemists decided there was a need for a meeting which would emphasise synthetic organic chemistry. It was intended that the meeting would be informal and relaxed, in a similar way to the Gordon conferences.
Gregynog Hall [link]
Gregynog Hall was the conference centre of the University Wales but has now become its own Charitable Trust. It is located some 15 miles from Newtown, Powys in the centre of Wales. This magnificent house situated in hundreds of acres of grounds, provides a unique, secluded setting. Accommodation ranges from modern, hotel-style en suite rooms, through the magnificent bedrooms of the original millionaire owners, to study bedrooms and small dormitories.
The Gregynog Synthesis Workshop is managed by a small team of enthusiastic academics.
Website: Alistair Boyer.