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The Chemical Society was formed in 1841. 
One of the Societies aims was to hold meetings for "the communication and discussion of discoveries and observations, an account of which shall be published by the Society".
1847 The Chemical Society importance was recognised by a Royal Charter, adding to the Societies role in the advancement of science and development of chemical applications in industry. Membership was open to all those interested in chemistry.
Based at Burlington House
1980 The Chemical Society and the Royal Institute of Chemistry, together with the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry, merged to become the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a new Royal charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body.