The Firth Sixth Form Chemistry Conference

Event: The Firth Sixth Form Chemistry Conference

Monday 8th July, 10am - 3pm

The University of Sheffield are proud to host the first annual Firth Chemistry Conference on Monday 8 July. This one day event, held in the Department of the Chemistry, is open to Y12 students studying Chemistry and gives you an insight into the subject and where it might take you.

There will be research talks from academic staff working at the cutting edge of Chemistry, demonstration lectures, careers information, and plenty of opportunities to meet with chemistry undergraduates and academic staff. Places are free of charge but advance registration is required. Lunch and refreshments provided.


10am-10.30am Arrival and registration
10.30am-10.40am Welcome
10.40am-11.25am Demonstration lecture
Dr Joanna Buckley: Edible Experiments – a Taste of Chemistry
11.25am-12.10pm Research talk
Professor Steve Armes FRS: Polymer chemistry, hypervelocity physics and the Cassini space mission
12.10pm-12.50pm Lunch
Optional campus tour / free time to explore
12.50pm-1.50pm A career in chemistry
Discussion chaired by Professor Andrew Slark
1.50pm-2.10pm Refreshments with staff and students
2.15pm-2.45pm Demonstration lecture
Dr Peter Portius: The Chemistry of Energetic Materials – Fireworks!
2.45pm-3pm Close
Optional departmental tours available

You can find more information about the event here.

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Department of Chemistry
Dainton Building
University of Sheffield
S3 7HF

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