Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a provider of RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshops.

Students have the opportunity to run their own IR spectra and interpret both Mass Spectra and IR Spectra as part of this workshop where they are investigating chemicals found at a crime scene. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques.

We have workshops suitable for both KS4 and KS5, and analysis of NMR spectra can be added for Year 13 students.  Workshops are delivered by our Ambassadors - a mixture of undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers interested in outreach.

The workshops have a strong emphasis on encouraging school pupils to consider studying chemistry and the career opportunities available.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase must be booked through the RSC, and a team from your nearest provider will then contact you to arrange the visit.