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

You can find more information about the event here.

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  • On-campus

Department of Chemistry
Dainton Building
University of Sheffield
S3 7HF

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