In the September 2004 edition of Crystallography News, Prof A.C.T. North drew attention to those BCA speakers who, in order to use a laser pen to point to some feature on their PowerPoint presentation, turn their backs to the audience and start talking to themselves. He wondered if anyone could provide a pointer which could be manipulated, with a mouse, on the speaker’s laptop and thus be projected onto the screen.
The 2010 Spring Meeting at the University of Warwick was well attended and provided a rich and diverse programme on the theme of "Data Matters" in crystallography. Meeting reports will be published in the next two editions of Crystallography News, the BCA’s quarterly magazine for members. Please submit reports and photographs to Carl Schwalbe. The deadline for inclusion in the June 2010 edition is 25 April.
Thanks to the Programme Chair, Dr Simon Coles, and everyone else who served on the Programme Committee for making the meating a great success. The 2011 Spring Meeting of the BCA will be held at Keele University on 11th-14th April.
Professor Elspeth Garman was elected as the President of the British Crystallographic Association at its AGM on 22nd April 2009. She takes over from Paul Raithby who retires after three years in the post.
A full list of council members is available here. There are three new ordinary members of council: David Beveridge, Andrés Goeta and Alex Griffin. Anne Kavanagh is the new Industrial Group representative and Richard Cooper has taken over as website editor.