Lachlan Cranswick: Information needed

First of all, apologies if you have seen this request by another route, but it is important that we contact anyone who might have information.

Lachlan Cranswick, who is well known to many members of the BCA, has been missing since he left work at Chalk River, Ontario, Canada, at 4:30pm on Monday 18 January 2010. If you have had any contact with Lachlan since then, or have any information about his whereabouts, please let the police know. The contact regarding the search is

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Standing Orders (Message from the Treasurer)

Dear Member

As I hope you are aware, over the last year or so the BCA has been  in
the process of changing banks to the Charities Aid Foundation Bank  (CAF
Bank). This process is now complete, and the BCA no longer has any bank
accounts with HSBC plc.

The BCA has taken the opportunity to revise the methods by which
Membership fees can be paid; with immediate effect, standing order
payments will no longer be accepted, but direct debits can be set up

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BCA/CCP4 Summer School XVII

The BCA Summer School is a combined taught and practical course intended primarily for students and researchers new to crystallography. It is held in the University of Oxford’s Biochemistry Department and St. Edmund Hall from 5th – 10th September 2010. Its aim is to provide comprehensive training in the theory and practise of crystallography, and to promote the exchange of experience and best practise within the British crystallographic community.

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RSC invitation for tenders

The RSC is reviewing its arrangements for the assessment of crystallographic
data and information published in its peer-reviewed journals, and invites
tenders for a contract for work to assess a part of the structures published
in its journals. The RSC publishes over 25 journals, weekly, biweekly and
monthly, some, but not all, of which include crystallographic material.  In
total, approximately 2000 articles containing crystallographic structures
are published annually, and the initial assumption is that bids will be for

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