Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

‘Ask a Research Chemist’ – A super-curricular series for KS5 students

KS5 Chemistry students are invited to sign up to a series of enlightening talks over the coming Michaelmas Term 2020.

Students will have a week to watch the talk, which will be posted online, reflect and note any questions they may have, read any material that has been recommended, before joining a 45‑minute online live Q&A session with the researcher presenting the talk.

The Q&A sessions will be held on Thursdays from 16:00-16:45* in order to minimise disruption to the school day.

Students may attend without a teacher, provided we have a teacher contact and the student signs up with a valid school email address.

Please note, places are limited to students from state schools, particularly those working with disadvantaged pupils.

*advance notice will be given if there is a change to the day or time of the Q&A.

‘Ask a Chemist’ – conversations around careers for chemists for KS1-KS5

The Royal Society of Chemistry recently launched a campaign focusing on careers in chemistry (Chemistry. Making the Difference), with useful short films, careers information and much more.

In order to promote the conversation around the careers that chemists go into, we are launching a monthly online live lunchtime Q&A with members of the Oxford Chemistry community, including current researchers, professional staff and our alumni.

These sessions are open to interested to all students (from KS1-KS5!) and teaching staff who are invited to submit questions in advance or during the session. If you would like to be kept informed of these sessions, please sign up here.

More widely, we have a number of Post Doctoral and DPhil (PhD) researchers who have prepared talks for schools about their research.

To enquire about booking a speaker, fill in the contact form below or email outreach@chem.ox.ac.uk

If you have a specific area of interest that you would like to hear about, let us know and we will do our best to find you a suitable speaker.


Please provide as much information as you can about your ideal speaker.  If you have a speaker in mind or a specific area of chemistry you would like to hear about, then identify this here along with any other preferences as to the type of person who you feel will best inspire your students.

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