Kyoto, September 2019

RAA gave a lecture at the 27th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Congress in Kyoto

(left) Typical small temple and (right) Former Imperial Palace

Isle of May, June 2019

The group took a boat trip to the Isle of May National Nature Reserve

Side, Turkey, October 2018

RAA gave an invited lecture at the 4th Organic Chemistry Conference

(left) Roman theatre at Aspendos and (right) Roman temple of Apollo, Side, both dating from the 2nd century AD during conference tour

St Andrews Historic Perodic Table, Summer 2018

The 1885 periodic table, one of the earliest such charts in existence, was ordered by Professor Thomas Purdie FRS in October 1888.

(left) as discovered by RAA in summer 2014, (right) facsimile following conservation on display in the School of Chemistry, summer 2018

Regensburg, September 2017

RAA gave a lecture and Ajay presented a poster at the 26th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Congress in Regensburg

(left) Old city of Regensburg by the Danube and (right) conference excursion to Walhalla monument

National Chemical Landmark, St Andrews, Autumn 2016

As Chairman of Tayside Local Section, RAA oversaw the award and unveiling of a Blue Plaque marking the work of Purdie and Irvine

in carbohydrate chemistry. (left) Unveiling ceremony on 30th Sept and (right) the plaque in its final location on North Street.

Santa Barbara, August 2015

RAA participated in the 25th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Congress at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

(left) Pacific Ocean beach on UCSB campus and (right) Santa Ynez Valley vineyards during conference excursion.

Grasmere, May 2015

RAA gave a lecture and Andrew Harper a poster at the 22nd RSC Heterocyclic Group Lakeland Symposium in Grasmere.

(left) RAA and Andrew on the Lion and Lamb at the top of Helm Crag and (right) Helm Crag (396 m) above Grasmere.

Shanghai, September 2013

RAA and Youcef Boubalouta attended the 24th ICHC and between them presented a lecture and four posters

View from the Bund (left, compare 2004 picture) and Jing'an Buddhist Temple (right)

Trinidad, August 2012

RAA spent a week as visiting professor at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad

Chemistry Department office (left) and East Coast beach (right)

Jaipur, December 2011

RAA gave an invited lecture at the 3rd ICHC in Jaipur

Conference opening ceremony (left) and traditional music performance (right)

Graduation, June 2011

Group on graduation day 2011 with (L-R) Sid Jethwa, Callum MacGregor, Anna Gidlow, Sheryl Roberts and RAA

Australia, July 2010

RAA gave a plenary lecture at the Heron Island Conference on the Great Barrier Reef followed by a lecture tour of four universities

(left) Swimming off Heron Island and (right) Wallabies by the road between Canberra and Woolongong

Jamaica, January 2010

RAA gave a lecture at the 23rd Mona Symposium

The conference excursion was to the University of the West Indies private beach (above)

St John's, Newfoundland, August 2009

The group participated in the 22nd International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry in St John's, Newfoundland.

Above are shown a Newfoundland dog and Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America.

Russia, July 2008

RAA presented a lecture and two posters at the 23rd International Symposium on the Organic Chemistry of Sulfur (ISOCS-23), which was held from June 29 to July 04, 2008 at the N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. Above are shown the lecture theatre with the portrait of A. J. Favorskii and Mendeleev's periodic table, and St Basil's Cathedral in Red Square.

Florida, March 2008

RAA presented a lecture and a poster at the 10th Annual Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic IUPAC-Sponsored Conference.

The University of Florida is widely known for its resident Alligators.

Sydney, July 2007

The group participated in the 21st International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry in Sydney, Australia.

A koala and Sulfur-crested Cockatoos.

Grasmere, May 2007

During the 18th RSC Heterocyclic Group Lakeland Symposium in Grasmere the group climbed to the summit of Helvellyn, 949m.

Pictured (from left) Lynn Power, Lorna Murray, RAA and Kati Aitken.

Jaipur, December 2006

RAA gave an invited lecture at the 2nd International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry held at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur from 16th to 19th December. As well as a conference tour to the Taj Mahal, the programme featured a 'Felicitation Ceremony' at which, amid tight security, two state Governors presented a trophy to each invited lecturer.

Presentation to RAA with (L-R) Dr N. K. Jain, Vice-Chancellor, University of Rajasthan, His Excellency Mr R. S. Gawai, Governor of Bihar and Her Excellency Mrs Pratibha Patil, Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor of the University of Rajasthan.

Mrs Pratibha Patil was elected the President of India in July 2007.

Graduation Ceremony, June 2006

(from right) RAA, Lorna Murray and Kati Aitken

Mexico, June 2006

Participants of ICOS-16 on the Mayan ball game field at Chichen-Itza (left) Flamingos in West Yucatan (right)

China, August 2004

RAA gave lectures at two conferences held in Shanghai in August 2004. Lee Cleghorn presented an award-winning poster

View from the Bund (left) The Great Wall of China (right)


Roman aquaduct in Segovia, during the 21st International Conference on Sulfur Chemistry, Madrid 2004


Aveiro, Portugal, where RAA gave a plenary lecture at the National Organic Conference of the Portuguese Chemical Society.

Long's Peak from Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park during the 19th ICHC in Fort Collins, Colorado


RAA during his period as a visiting professor at Kuwait University, 2002


Chemistry Department, Colorado State University, where RAA gave an invited lecture at the symposium to mark the retirement of Professor A. I. Meyers (with whom RAA did postdoctoral work from 1982 to 1984).

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