International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Ms Sophia Chan-combrink Ideas Activities
  • Education Manager (Schools and Science), British Council Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Email
    Tel +852 2913 5159
  • Sector:

    Non Governmental Organizations
  • Organizations:

    British Council Hong Kong
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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IEvery year, the British Council Hong Kong run a 10-day science festival called Science Alive inHong Kong, targeted at HK students, teachers and the general public. It is jointly organised by the British Council Hong Kong, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum, sponsored by the Croucher Foundation. The programming is a mix of interactive lectures, workshops for teachers/students, debates, science drama shows, etc. The aim is to bring the best of the UK science to HK. This year we will be celebrating the International Year of Chemistry and the festival runs from 14 - 23 November 2011.

Science Alive 2011 programme includes:

• Science Interactive Lectures

• Teacher & Student Workshops

• School Tour Shows

• Debates

• Interactive Chemistry Exhibition

• Science Walkabout Shows

• Science Drama Show

• FameLab – Science Communication Competition