International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mr Paul Haley Ideas Activities
  • Director, The Share Initiative
    Hereford, UK
  • Email
    Tel 00 44 (0)1981 251029
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    The Share Initiative
    Space Today UK
    Royal Astronomical Society
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
  • Web Site:


The Share Initiative (known as 'TSI') is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in 5 areas: partnerships / learning / heritage / special needs / and international projects. We have led 9 projects for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 - working with children and people of all ages and abilities. This work has included projects in Greece, Poland, Slovakia and Mauritius.

TSI are now keen to develop partnerships with groups in the UK and globally for IYC 2011. We are particularly interested in projects involving:

1) the work of Marie Curie

2) heritage films - celebrating the work of chemists from the past

3) geochemistry - linked to volcanic activity on Earth and other parts of our solar system

4) work with Primary Schools, Special Schools and Older Learners

5) work with visually-impaired and hearing-impaired groups

A film showing our European projects can be viewed on

Thank you for your interest

Paul Haley

Director - TSI