Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Visiting the Department

How do we find you?
We are located just off Mansfield Road - full details can be found here.

Where can we park?
Parking in Oxford is extremely limited, and the department does not provide parking.  Schools should arrange for the coach to drop off and pick up on Mansfield Road.  Individuals should consider using the train, or Oxford Park and ride.  If you have a requirement for disabled parking, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

How much do workshops cost?
Workshops in Oxford are free as part of the department's outreach offering.  School-based workshops and talks are generally also free.  Schools a large distance away from the University may be asked to contribute to travel expenses, or to combine their event with other local schools to make the journey cost and time-effective.

Is food provided?
Unless specified in the event profile, food is not provided.  However we will be able to provide an area for students to eat a packed lunch if required.  There are also vending machines in the foyer, and water will be provided.

What is offered?

What workshops do you run?
We can run workshops for all ranges of age and ability.  Browse our current bookable workshops to see if we have something that suits your requirements.

Do you only want Gifted & Talented students?
No, we have workshops that cater for all abilities at each key stage.  Our aims are to promote chemistry to all, and to support the teaching of chemistry.
However some of our events are aimed specifically at students who are considering applying to study science at university, and some are specifically for those interested in applying to Oxford.   

Do you cater for home educators?
Absolutely.  If you have a largish group then we can run a workshop for you, or if you have small numbers we may be able to add you to a workshop with a school (with their permission).  Get in touch to discuss your needs.
If you are booking onto an event, then just fill in your school as 'Home Educated'.

Who are the Outreach Team?

Who delivers the outreach?
Our outreach is delivered by a combination of Saskia O'Sullivan (our Educational Outreach Officer), university teaching staff, demonstrators (trained postgraduate students), and ambassadors (undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral volunteers).   

About Us
For more details of the team, see our About Us page.