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Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. more...

Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. The latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise confirmed that Oxford Chemistry has the highest “power rating” (breadth and depth of science) in the UK.

The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems more...

Recent Research Website additons:

Energy at Oxford Chemistry
Oxford Synthesis Connections
Drug Discovery Oxford
Oxford Catalysis Network

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Facilities: The department contains several small research facilities (SRFs), which are dedicated suites of equipment run by experts who aid in experimental design and optimisation. These facilities are some of the best equipped in the country, supporting chemical research and providing analysis for students within the Chemistry department, other departments within the University and industry alike. more...

Outreach: Engaging schools and the wider community in chemistry and science is an important activity for academic staff and students in the Department. Oxford Chemistry regularly hosts visits and events within the Department and takes part in local and national activities to demonstrate chemistry’s central role in everyday life. more...

Commercialisation: The Department has an unrivalled track record in protecting and commercialising the innovative work of research staff. Over £80 million in cash has been raised for the University as a result of spin out activities from research carried out by Oxford chemists. more...

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Hot article in Chemistry-A European JournalHot article in Chemistry-A European Journal

A recent paper based on work by Nick Phillips in the Aldridge group has been chosen as a ‘hot article’ by the editors of Chemistry-A European Journal. ........
Periodic Magazine 2014Periodic Magazine 2014

The 2014 edition of Periodic Magazine highlights research, spin-outs, crystallography, unusual chemistry careers, and some of the ways in which Oxford ........
JACS SpotlightJACS Spotlight

Research by Andreas Bachmeier, Bonnie Murphy, and Fraser Armstrong has been highlighted as JACS Spotlight. Their paper advances the artificial photosynthesis ........
Inside Cover of Angewandte Chemie International EditionInside Cover of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

The research work by Benjamin R. Mullaney, Dr. Amber L. Thompson and Prof. Paul D. Beer has been highlighted on the inside cover of Angewandte Chemie ........
Third Year Graduate Lecture SymposiumThird Year Graduate Lecture Symposium

At the recent Third Year Graduate Lecture Symposium, four students were selected for their excellent presentations, each winning a prize sponsored by ........
Tetrahedron Top AuthorsTetrahedron Top Authors

Professor Steve Davies and co-workers have been recognised as ‘Top Authors’ by Tetrahedron. Their paper on the asymmetric synthesis of (–)-(1R,7aS)-absouline ........
Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Stockholm in SwedenDoctor Honoris Causa from University of Stockholm in Sweden

Professor Maria João Ramos who was post-doc under Professor W. Graham Richards' supervision at the then Physical Chemistry Laboratory (PCL), and then ........

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TMCSProspective doctoral students in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: funded positions are available via the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (TMCS). Please see the TMCS website for further details, including how to apply.

SBMProspective Synthetic Chemistry DPhil Students: Oxford Chemistry has 20 funded DPhil positions available via the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine (SBM CDT). Please visit the website for more details and how to apply.

External Graduate Open Day for candidates interested in Organic Chemistry / Chemical Biology and Synthesis for Biology and Medicine CDT will be held on Tuesday, 11th November 2014. For more information please click here.

The launch of the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine

The launch of the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine that took place on 6th October 2014 brought Oxford Chemistry academics and industrial partners together to celebrate this outstanding collaboration. At this event we also celebrated a major upgrade to the Department’s core analytical instrumentation through a £ 1.3 million grant from the EPSRC Core Capability for Chemistry Research call.
The agenda included an afternoon symposium with excellent presentations from key Oxford Chemistry researchers, followed by a drinks reception and dinner at Hertford College. This was overall a very successful event, with high praise from the Vice-Chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton and the Head of Department Prof Tim Softley. See more photos from the event.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Athena SWANThe Department is delighted to announce that it has been granted an Athena SWAN bronze award. The award recognizes the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.. more.

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