Items: A selection of educational events from around the UK


Charterhouse IYC day

23 June at 12:00
Charterhouse, Godalming 
An event for local schools and members of the public on 'what chemistry has done for me'. Hands-on activities and demos along with invited speakers such as the Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto. 

The big squeeze - putting materials under pressure

24 June at 13:30
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
This demonstration lecture will look at the effects of very high pressures on a range of materials. Find out how high pressures can be used to prepare new forms of ice that melt above 100°C and how we can improve our understanding of explosives.

Beverley café scientifique: liquid crystals, from cholesterol to iPads

29 June at 19:30
Costa Coffee, Beverley 
Prof Stephen Kelly speaks at Café Scientifique: a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. 

Meet the universities

Salters' Hall, London
2 July at 10:00 & 13:30
If you are considering a degree in chemistry or the chemical sciences then this event is a great opportunity for you to talk directly to staff and students from many of the UK's universities.

Chemistry for non-specialists KS4

4 - 5 July
Science Learning Centre North East, Durham
This four day course is aimed at raising confidence and expertise in teaching chemistry amongst non-specialist school science teachers. 

Chemistry at work

5 & 6 July, 09:20 - 12:00
Teesside University
Chemistry at Work events offer school students the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work. 

The flash bang show

6 July at 13:30
Aston University, Birmingham
Frank Muir from the University of Manchester will give a demonstration lecture for Year 9 and Year 10 pupils. Exciting chemistry to delight and fascinate the young audience of future chemists. 

Schools spectroscopy workshops

University of Essex 
6 July, 11 July, 15 July