Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Awards

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Awards

On Tuesday 21 November, Dr Andrew Worrall (Laboratory Course Developer) was part of a reception at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London to reward the 55 Lower Sixth students who were given Roentgenium Awards in the 2017 Cambridge Chemistry Challenge competition. This competition was started in 2011 by a group of chemists including Andrew, who were on the RSC Olympiad committee and who were convinced that a chemistry challenge was needed for Year 12 A-level chemists in schools. Every year an exam is written by the committee and it is sat by over 7000 students in 500 schools in the UK. The students attending the reception on Tuesday each gave a short lecture on their favourite element and were all presented with a trophy of a glass cube which contained a laser-generated image of a 2p orbital. If you fancy having a look at some of the questions that the committee have come up with in the past, visit the competition website more........