Photograph of Andy Cooper.

Welcome to the High Polymer Research Group (HPRG). We exist to promote polymer science through the organisation of annual conferences, currently held at Pott Shrigley in the Peak District, a picturesque part of Northern England. The HPRG is a non-profit-making charitable organisation that has organised the series of high-level international conferences extending over fifty years. The first 43 years of meetings were held in Moretonhampstead, Devon.

The HPRG conference attracts active participation from academia and industry from around the world, with a diverse representation of age and experience. Full and frank exchange of ideas is a characteristic of the meetings and we make room in the programme for such exchange, with no records or proceedings being made or published. Colleagues are also requested not to make public reference to discussions that take place to allow a free exchange of views.

As one of few meetings with a 50-year plus pedigree, the HPRG meeting has a number of traditions, but we are also very open to suggestions from the community regarding scientific topics that might form that basis of future meetings. We are particularly keen for the next generation of polymer scientists worldwide to engage with the meeting, since this has been the secret to keeping it vibrant for so long.

Tony Ryan's signature.

Prof. Andy Cooper, FRS

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The banner for 2020: Polymers in Extreme Environments is a photograph of the wind farm at Redcar. (Image courtesy of Andrew Burgess, High Polymer.)
 

The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of our 2019 conference Polymers for Sustainability and Energy, our 59th annual conference:

Gold sponsor:

Silver sponsors:

Bronze sponsors:

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