Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Chemistry is a wide-ranging subject with many potential applications in medicine, electricity generation and storage, and even molecular computing.  We want to inspire students of all ages and abilities through practical chemistry.

Click on the links below or the tabs above to find out what we offer.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford is continually developing its outreach programme to fulfil the following aims:

To encourage students from all backgrounds to consider higher education by providing them with information and experiences that help them make informed decisions about their future.

To encourage students to study chemistry, through delivering exciting and engaging workshops and by developing their understanding of the careers available in chemistry.

To support the teaching of chemistry in schools by providing access to undergraduate level equipment and teaching staff for students, and CPD and resources for teachers.

If you have a specific requirement, or are interested in helping us develop a workshop, please get in touch at outreach@chem.ox.ac.uk.


Soozy Smith
Schools Liaison & Outreach

Chemistry Teaching Laboratory
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PS

E: outreach@chem.ox.ac.uk
T: 01865 281510



UNIQ 2019 - Applications closing soon


UNIQ is an access programme for Year 12 students in their first year of A-Levels (or equivalent) at UK* state schools/colleges/sixth forms/academies.

Successful candidates will come to Oxford for five days, stay in a college, attend an academic programme in a subject of your choice during the day, and take part in social activities in the evenings. You’ll get first-hand experience of life at university, meet like-minded people and gain deeper understanding of a subject that interests you.

Applications for 2019 close on 28th January.

SALTERS Festival of Chemistry - Applications Open

In 2019, Oxford will be running two separate festivals, one for Y7/8 (20th March) and one for Y9 (21st March).
Note that students who have attended the Y7/8 festival may not do so the following year, but the are eligible to attend the Y9 festival.

Applications should be made before 31st January.

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