Upcoming Events


Activities run by the Bristol ChemLabS Outreach team for the wider community

For an "at-a-glance" overview of Bristol ChemLabS Outreach activities please check the general Outreach activities page.

2017

07 December: Joint Engineers’ Societies and RSC Christmas Family Lecture, University of the West of England

Title: Airfix: Scaling down reality

Speaker: Simon Owen, Lead Researcher

Start time: 18.00

This talk, jointly supported by the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry, will focus on the history of Airfix, its rise to Britain’s most prolific toy manufacturer and how it survives today in a vastly different toy market, as well as showcasing the cutting-edge methods used to research and produce the current generation of market leading model aircraft.

For more information and link to register please see here.

 For interested school groups please contact t.g.harrison@bristol.ac.uk.

19 December: Postgraduate Outreach Training, Bristol ChemLabS

Tim Harrison will run a morning of lecturette training and an afternoon of SIAS training for postgraduate chemists.

2018

06 January: RSC Family Lecture Demonstration, University of Southampton, Hants

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will be performing the lecture demonstration 'A Pollutant's Tale ' to members of the community on this Saturday event. Bristol ChemLabS is working with David Read (Soton) in the organisation if this event. Timings will be reported here in due course. For more information please contact D.Read@soton.ac.uk.

15 and 16 February: RSC Scholars Meeting, National Science Learning Centre, University of York

Tim Harrison will be helping to deliver in-service courses in Pedagogical Approaches in Chemistry for trainee teachers engaged in the RSC’s scholars project.

14 March: RSC Bristol and District Evening Lecture, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucs

Catalysts: From Biofuels to Self-Healing Aeroplanes’ will be presented by Prof Duncan Wass (Bristol) at Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 6JS starting at 7:30 pm.

Please contact Colin Chapman for school group and individual bookings and for further information at crc@lochinpublishing.org.uk (01453 547531). This is a free event sponsored by the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

26 April: RSC Evening Lecture, The Chemistry of a Good Curry (working title), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol

Expected Venue: (TBC) Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock’s Close, Bristol, BS81TS

Timings: 7:00 pm -8:30 pm

Main Speaker: Prof Nazira Karodia, Dean of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton. This event is free of charge and is sponsored by the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Please check back here prior to event in case of last minute changes. Schools should book their groups with t.g.harrison@bristol.ac.uk. Individuals or families may just turn up.

05 June: Twilight Teacher CPD Session, King's School, Gloucester

This date has been set aside for a teacher CPD session on practical chemistry. The venue will be the science block at King's School and will be in conjunction with CHeMneT member Saskia O'Sullivan (deputy head). This will be a free event as sponsorship is expected. More information about this event will be placed here in due course. This will incorporate a ' show and tell' event where attendees, if they want, will be given a few minutes to demonstrate an experiment to the group.

11 June: Climate Change Lecture Demonstration for Bristol Science PGCEs, Bristol ChemLabS

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will present a teacher’s version of ‘A Pollutant’s Tale’ to this year’s cohort of PGCE science trainee teachers. This event is sponsored by a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.​

18- 22 June: European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM), Universite de Strasbourg, Residential Chemistry Camp, Bristol ChemLabS

These are tentative dates. A group of around 24 French first year undergraduate Chemists from the Universite de Strasbourg will spend two and a half days at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol during this period. The students will be engaged in a series of practical workshops, tours, lectures and lecture demonstrations in English for 4 days during that week. Apart from synthesising and extracting a number of pharmaceutical components the students will use spectroscopic techniques, tour several analytical laboratories and engage in lectures. This would be the 5th visit coordinated by Dr Audrey Finkler from the Universite de Strasbourg.​​

02 July: RSC Scholars Meeting, Burlington House, London

Tim Harrison will be helping to deliver in-service courses in Active Learning Approaches in Chemistry and end of year celebrations for trainee teachers engaged in the RSC’s scholars project.

26 July: Chemistry Workshop Session for ITT Course, University of the West of England, Bristol

Tim Harrison will deliver an afternoon of Chemistry for a group of around 15 graduate students on the Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course delivered by UWE/Vidlearn. The first part of the session will be training in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) project. This will be followed by a session on cryomaterials and finally a session on Climate Change Chemistry. This event is jointly sponsored by the RSC SIAS project and a portfolio of NERC grants held by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Bristol.

29-31 August: Industrial Placement Training for GSK Undergraduate Placement Chemists, Bristol ChemLabS

Approximately 40 undergraduate chemists who are about to start the industrial year of their degrees will spend 3 days at Bristol ChemLabS in a residential course preparing them for their placements. The students from many universities in the UK, France, Spain and Ireland will spend most of the time in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories using equipment specific to the pharmaceutical industry that they may not have encountered on their own degree courses. The course is jointly delivered using GSK, Bristol ChemLabS and Biotage staff and Bristol postgraduates.

01 October: RSC Bristol and District Evening Lecture 2018, Malmesbury School, Wilts

Times: 6:30pm for a 7:00 pm start.

This date has been set aside for the annual evening lecture at this Wiltshire school. Details will be posted here in due course. The event will be sponsored by the Bristol and District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Bristol ChemLabS and is free of charge. The Bristol and District branch of the RSC is, once again, delighted to be working with Alison Simpson (Malmesbury School). Interested school groups should please contact t.g.harrison@bristol.ac.uk to book spaces. Individuals can just turn up.

15-30 November: Outreach Events, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Perth, Australia

Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross will be returning to Western Australia to work with Dr Magda Wajrak (ECU) and her state award-winning outreach team to deliver a variety of lectures, lecture demonstrations and teacher/technician workshops for primary and secondary schools in Western Australia.

2019

06-08 June PSTT International Conference 2019, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Scotland

Tim Harrison will be representing the University of Bristol at the Primary Science Teaching Trust's (PSTT) second International Conference to be held in Edinburgh. For more information please see: primaryscienceconference.org.

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