About this day
For A level and IB students
Join us for an incredible day of chemistry, taking students from their studies to cutting-edge research and future applications in great style! Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel. Join us for a day of scientific discovery!
Programme & speakers
Personalised cancer treatment: the role of chemistry Belle Taylor, Cambridge Cancer Genomics
The sheer breadth of chemistry means that its role in human biology is often overlooked. Belle introduces the chemistry behind cancer before moving on to how cutting-edge chemical techniques are defining how we investigate and treat tumours.
About Dr Belle Taylor
Belle is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Cambridge Cancer Genomics (CCG.ai), an AI biotech startup. Her PhD studies focused on plasma phase electrochemistry. She is an experienced science communicator and regularly chairs and performs at events across the UK.
The elements of colour Peter Hoare, Newcastle University
With demonstrations galore, we will discover the chemistry of harnessing energy from sunlight, reveal the science of colour recognition and perception and carry out a series of reactions to test the fundamentals of colour and light.
About Dr Peter Hoare
Peter has a chemistry PhD and over 20 years experience as a chemistry teacher. He is also an experienced chemistry A-level exam marker, education consultant and CPD trainer.
Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter
Chemistry lets us understand flavour. Discover what pushes our taste buds to the limit and how very small differences can lead to dramatically different tastes as we open the chemist’s kitchen cabinet.
About Dr Jamie Gallagher
Jamie is an award winning science communicator with a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.
Energy storage for a sustainable future Serena Corr, University of Sheffield
Renewable energy resources will allow us to move to a more sustainable society. However, the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. Serena takes us on a journey through batteries to power our future.
About Professor Serena Corr
Serena’s research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials in particular for applications in energy storage, with an emphasis on understanding their intimate structure-property interplay.
How chemistry can save you after an apocalypse! Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster
Imagine you wake up tomorrow and the world as we know it has collapsed… How could you use your knowledge to survive in the post-apocalyptic wasteland? What simple chemistry would be most crucial for helping you reboot civilisation from scratch?
About Professor Lewis Dartnell
Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.