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On 16th January 2018, the School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, welcomed local schools to its Brayford campus to take part in the national competition, established by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The yearly event was created for KS3 and KS4 learners, in order to encourage and reward high achievement in school chemistry students. Schools involved in this year’s challenge were Lincoln Minster School, Boston High School, Sir John Nelthorpe School, The Priory Academy LSST, St. Peter and St. Paul’s Catholic Voluntary Academy.


School teams were time-tested on their factual chemical knowledge, as well as completing a practical chemical-problem solving team exercise.






There are two parts to the competition, with regional heats commencing from October – January. Winning teams from heats will progress to a national final organised by the RSC during the end of Spring team.

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Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, Dr Sara Kyne, recently attended the Joint NSFC-RSC Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry and Processes, Beijing, China.

The symposium saw leading researchers from China and the UK in sustainable chemistry brought together share their expertise and best practice and discuss cutting edge research and applications.

Dr Kyne was invited to deliver a talk on sustainable catalytic methodologies.
A delegate of particular note was Sir Professor Martyn Poliakoff, who was presented with the Lord Lewis Prize and delivering the Lord Lewis Lecture. The event was also attended by the President of the RSC, Sir Professor John Holman.
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On Tuesday 6th June, the School of Chemistry will host the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 2017.

The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are run in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute. The primary objective of the events are to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst School children.

Students participating will be part of:

  • Exciting hands-on practical Chemistry challenges in University/College labs
  • Carrying out investigations “like a real Chemist”
  • Team-working and independent problem solving
  • Amazing chemical demonstrations
  • Prize-giving ceremony with prizes for winning schools
  • Fun prizes and certificates for all participants

The Festivals will also be an opportunity for Chemistry teachers;

  • Hear what the Salters’ Institute is doing
  • Come and meet your local RSC Education Co-ordinator
  • A chance to network with like-minded colleagues
  • Participate in CPD opportunities

You can view a gallery of past Festivals online.

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