International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry at the Garden

Activity by Alison Foster   |   added on Sep 06, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): RSC

A 3 month exhibition from October to December at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden in conjunction with the University of Oxford Chemistry Department. The exhibition will focus on the links between plants and chemistry - photosynthesis, pigments, the chemistry of taste and smell, new materials inspired by plants etc.

Chemistry at the Garden

An exhibition by the Department of Chemistry at the Univeristy of Oxford Botanic Garden

Free with entry to the Botanic Garden, during regular opening hours. (See

The exhibition will include posters and self guided activities devised by research scientists at the University Department of Chemistry. The aims of the posters and activities are to encourage an interest in plant based chemistry, increase the appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, and generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.  

Posters and activities will illustrate themes such as:

Medicines from plants

The chemistry of taste and smell

Fuel from the sun: photosynthesis and solar hydrogen production

Chemical responses to seasonal change

Topic: hands-on activities, workshops, sustainable and green chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, educators, teachers, post graduate students, secondary school students
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