The Society of Cosmetic Scientists’s (SCS) RDG North educational event will discuss the topic of preservation in: "Microbes Will Have the Last Word! A Challenge for the Preservation of Cosmetics," presented by Ken Seal (Thor UK). The event will be held Thursday, March 16, 2006, at BASF (Earl Road, Cheadle, Kulme, England), from 19:00–21:00 and features a free buffet served at 18:30. Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. For directions to the venue, please refer to page 3 of January/February SCS newsletter. For more information, visit: www.scs.org.uk.