Oxford College Workshops

Due to current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, we regret that we are not currently able to offer our Oxford College workshops at this time. 

Unlock the OxBOX

Audience          
Years 10-11 (14-16 yrs) taking part in a visit organised by the College. A minimum group number of 12 is required. 
 
Duration:           
45-50 minutes
 
Workshop Description
Students explore different aspects of GCSE (or equivalent) chemistry using microscale reactions and theoretical puzzles. Each aspect highlights an area of the Department's research. 
 
Skills covered
  • careful handling of chemicals
  • recording data
  • problem solving 

The Chemistry of Halogens

Audience          
Year 12-13 (16-19yrs) taking part in a visit organised by the College. A minimum group number of 12 is required. 
Duration:           
45-50 minutes
 
Workshop Description
Students explore different aspects of halogen chemistry using microscale reactions and theoretical puzzles and find out more about the Department's research in this area. 
 
Concepts covered
  • halogen chemistry
  • redox
Skills covered
  • careful handling of potentially hazardous chemicals
  • recording data
  • problem-solving
Prior learning required
Students should have covered redox reactions