Down Under

Enjoying the sun and cricket at the MCG during rare free afternoon

Well I’m just back from my tour ‘down-under’, a very busy couple of weeks but such a great experience. Sally Brooker and Keith Gordon organised a wonderful conference, ISMSC-7, and I’d like to thank them for allowing me to present my work at such a prestigious meeting.

I was delighted to win a poster prize sponsored by Wiley, though carrying Steed and Atwood’s ‘Supramolecular Chemistry’ around Australasia nearly broke my luggage allowance.

I was lucky to be hosted and welcomed by so many kind people during my time in Australia. James Blinco, Madeleine Schultz and John McMurtrie at QUT, Deanna D’Alessandro and the Kepert Group at the University of Sydney, Tony Hill and his Group at ANU, Colette Boskovic at the University of Melbourne and Keith Murray and the Molecular Magnetic Materials Group at Monash University.

The trip was funded by the EPSRC and RSC but would not have been possible without the support of a number of people who provided accommodation, sustenance, transport and general support; Jack and Olivia Shepherd (Sydney), Nick, Beth, Aiden, Josie and Lachy Bright (Canberra) and Tom Pell and Elisse Browne (Melbourne).

Receiving a prize at ISMSC-7