Supporting practicals and events

Supporting practicals and events

We want to promote practical work in schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland; here we highlight the support you can get for practicals in your area.

We provide free access to equipment via the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme, and support the popular Salters Festivals of Chemistry. We also offer educational grants for practical activities outside the school timetable.

We advise on policy to support science education and the development of practical skills, and we have a range of documents – including lists of glassware and equipment – to help you plan and budget.

Join the Learn Chemistry Partnership for free to find out about regionally relevant events and make the most of our activities and resources.

We promote, fund, and provide an extensive programme of schools outreach, and we want teachers and event organisers to get involved. Join our community on Talk Chemistry to promote your activities, and keep users of this page posted on how you’re promoting practical work in your school.

Events organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Event dates: 19 November 2018 12:30-13:30
    Event summary: The aim of this demonstration lecture is to explore ‘fire’ and other exothermic reactions as interesting and relevant subjects that make sense.
    Event Venue: Manchester College, City Labs, Manchester , M13 9NQ, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 19 November 2018 13:00-14:00
    Event summary: Quantitative Irreversible Tethering for Target-Directed Covalent Ligand Discovery
    Event Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 21 November 2018 17:00-19:15
    Event summary: RSC Top of the Bench Competition Sheffield and Local District regional heat Wednesday 21st November King Edward VII Upper School Sheffield 5pm - 7.15pm
    Event Venue: King Edward VII Upper School, Sheffield, S10 2PW, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 22 November 2018 18:30-21:00
    Event summary: The annual Top of the Bench competition will see the local schools to compete to represent the section at the national finals.
    Event Venue: Forth Valley College, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 26 November 2018 13:00-14:00
    Event summary: In silico Photochemistry Using Ab initio Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics
    Event Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 27 November 2018 16:00-18:30
    Event summary: This hands-on workshop, designed for science teachers, explores a series of microscale experiments that can be taken back and used in the science classroom to engage and enthuse.
    Event Venue: University of Bedfordshire , Luton, LU1 3JU, United Kingdom
  • Event dates: 28 November 2018 11:30-14:30
    Event summary: This event aims to bring together technicians working in all levels of education to network and share best practise as well as champion the great work that technicians do.
    Event Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom