To mark 25 years of the SRS, a celebratory science event was organised on 12th September 2005, combining it with the annual UK SR users meeting. The purpose of the occasion was not only to highlight the achievements but also to recognise the collaborative spirit which the SRS helped to engender in the scientific community. In addition to many of the UK pioneers, several major SR facilities (ESRF, SPring-8 and SSRL) were represented by their Directors and others. The growth of SR science around the world is a testimony to the collaborative spirit's success.
The photograph below shows many of the delegates who attended. It was an event of which the UK and the synchrotron world can be rightly proud.
A group photo of many of the eminent scientists associated with the SRS and the SR world.