Coming up smelling of roses – WI workshops8 September 2014The team behind Picture It… Chemistry has teamed up with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) to bring chemistry to the WI membership through a number of workshops.
Young Boron Chemist Award3 September 2014Dr Amadeu Bonet, a Marie Curie Fellow from Professor Varinder Aggarwal's group, has won the prestigious Young Boron Chemist Award for young scientists (up to 35 years).
2014 National Student Survey14 August 2014The results of the 2014 National Student Survey have revealed that 97% of students in the School of Chemistry expressed overall satisfaction with the Chemistry programme.
Tyntesfield medicine cabinet29 July 2014The School of Chemistry's Jenny Slaughter and Tony Rogers recently visited the National Trust property Tyntesfield House, to help identify the contents of a medicine cabinet stocked during the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The collection is due to go on display at Tyntesfield House, in the autumn of 2014.
Open University Summer School29 July 2014During July the undergraduate teaching laboratories in the School of Chemistry, hosted seventy-three Open University students, as they completed a three day residential course.
Novel strategy for organic synthesis27 July 2014In a recent Nature Chemistry paper, Professor Varinder Aggarwal and Dr Ramesh Rasappan describe a novel strategy for organic synthesis. This involves a new method for combining smaller fragments together in which there is no obvious history in the product of their genesis.
ChemArt in RSC exhibition14 July 2014Images from researchers working at the School of Chemistry and creative writing by primary school students inspired by the pictures, are being shown in London as part of a Royal Society of Chemistry exhibition in London.