Events and Competitions

students watching a demonstration with dry ice
The RSC organises a range of exciting activities for school students. Find out how to:

  • Join in our competitions
  • See the chemistry in our everyday lives at a Chemistry at Work event.  
  • Take part and explore the fun side of chemistry!   

Can we live without E-numbers?

Chemistry Week 2013

16 - 23 November 2013, this year's theme is Health


Bill Bryson

The Bill Bryson Prize 2014

A science communication award from the RSC - aimed at primary and secondary school pupils.

Silver trophy on yellow background

Top of the Bench

National competition for 14-16 year old students

Schools Analyst Competition

AD Schools' Analyst Competition

National competition run by the RSC's Analytical Division for first year sixth form students or equivalent.

Olympiad medal

International Chemistry Olympiad

Competition for upper sixth form students

mouse (computer)

Online Chemistry Olympiad - UK Lower Sixth Students

The Online Chemistry Olympiad has changed.

Fruit and Vegetables

The Global Experiment 2013: Testing food for Vitamin C

Test your food for vitamin C. Upload your data and analyse the results



Chemistry at Work

See for yourself how chemistry is used in industry, research and everyday life

Student and fluorescing solutions

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Giving students hands-on experience of cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques

RSC ChemNet Events: picture courtesy of Jupiter Images

ChemNet Events

Get involved by attending a ChemNet event. Look at chemistry in the real world by visiting a local company or university. Events are free for ChemNet members

Students watching a demonstration

Events for Schools

Details of all forthcoming events suitable for schools