Periodic magazine

Read the latest issue of Periodic, the annual magazine of the Department of Chemistry.  Periodic is published annually in October/November and distributed free to alumni and friends of the Department of Chemistry. If you would like to receive future editions or contribute an article, please contact the Alumni office.

 

Latest issue  

​​​​​Periodic 8, 2020-2021

Contents:

  • Letter from the Head of Department 
  • News & Achievements  
  • New Research 
  • An Interview with Nobel Laureate Professor M Stanley Whittingham. 
  • Chemistry in Cells
  • Professor Volker Deringer
  • Coronavirus research
  • Sequencing SARS-Cov-2-RNA
  • Communicating Chemistry Rsearch
  • Contributing to the Fight against Climate Change
  • Lab in a Van: The Chemystery Machine
  • Pioneering Women Chemists
  • Oxford Women in Chemistry
  • From the PCL to Pyongyang
  • Centenary of the DPhil
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Previous issues

Periodic 7, 2019-2020 

Contents:

  • Letter from the Head of Department
  • News & Achievements
  • Remembering Professor Sir John Rowlinson
  • New Research
  • Professor Charlotte Williams
  • Making it Happen
  • Transparent, Recyclable Food Packaging
  • Oxford HighQ
  • A New Centre for Doctoral Training
  • Innovations in Teaching
  • Sharing the Joys of Chemistry
  • Letters from Alumni
  • Working with Industry
  • Using Virtual Reality to Explain Chemistry
  • Celebrating a Century of Student Research
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Periodic 6, 2018-19 

Contents:

  • Letter from Head of Department
  • News & Achievements
  • Interview with Dr Martine Abboud
  • Electrochemical Sensors - Hot off the press
  • New Research
  • Making light work of weighing molecules
  • Labs for 21st Century Chemistry
  • Spinouts that tackle global challenges
  • Scientific glassblowing
  • Turning green into gold
  • A chemical collaboration
  • Chemistry at Kew Gardens
  • The Alan Howe Prize
  • Alumni
  • The Alembic Club
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Periodic 5, 2017-18 

Contents:

  • From the Head of Department
  • News & Achievements
  • The lucky chemist
  • Harvest the world?
  • New research
  • As pure as the driven snow
  • A catalyst for success
  • Molecular Movies
  • A collaboration of excellence
  • Inspiring the Next Generation
  • Professor Joanna Aizenburg gives the 2017 Hinschelwood Lectures
  • Supporting women and parents in scientific careers
  • Tales of the part II
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Periodic 4, 2016-17

Contents:

  • Letters from the Head of Department
  • News & Achievements
  • A day in the life: Laia Josa-Cullere
  • Celebrating the 90th birthday of Sir John Rowlinsons FRS
  • A quantum needle in a haystack
  • Chemistry careers that change the world
  • Spinning out success
  • New elements
  • Theoretical chemistry made easy, through golf
  • Green labs for a sustainable future
  • Oxford chemists inspire a new generation of young scientists
  • New teaching laboratories for undergraduate students
  • Alumni
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Periodic 3, 2015-16 

Contents:

  • From the Head of Department
  • News & Acheivements
  • Spotlight on research
  • Women in science: the Athena Swan Charter
  • Tandem catalysis for an imbalanced cycle
  • News from our graduate training programmes
  • Industrial partnerships help us change the world
  • Crusher Musher Masher Man
  • Inspiring the next generation of chemists
  • The matter factory
  • Delights of the DP
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Periodic 2, 2014-15 

Contents:

  • A letter from the Head of Department
  • News & Achievements
  • Spinning out success
  • International year of crystallography 
  • Spotlight
  • A day in the life: Olivia McDermott
  • Centres for doctoral training
  • Where are they now? Alumni stories
  • Chemistry at the museum
  • Rainbows, rapid expansion and renaissance art
  • Coping with low oxygen
  • Where did chemistry take you? Alumni
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Periodic 1, 2013-14

Contents:

  • A letter from the Chairman
  • News & Achievements
  • Inside the chemistry department
  • Spotlight
  • Life as an undergraduate
  • A day in the life: Catherine Ball
  • Where are they now? Alumni stories
  • Chemistry at the garden
  • MediSense: Commercialsiing chemistry
  • Solving the energy crisis
  • Alumni relations programme
  • Alumni updates
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