Journey of discovery

Dmitri Mendeleev is known as the father of the periodic table, but his interests were wide-ranging and sometimes eccentric. We take a look at his varied and often tumultuous life.

A video for every element

Sir Martyn Poliakoff is an iconic figure in the world of chemistry – perhaps most recognisable from his role in the YouTube phenomenon The Periodic Table of Videos. We caught up with him about the creation of the series, his early life, and the people who have inspired him.

Equality, support and community

We spoke to mature student, Lenka Cuprova, about how Royal Society of Chemistry membership has helped her to connect with her subject.

Equality of opportunity

Dr Eileen Cheng, safety and facilities manager at Kings College London, spoke to us about her experiences of gender equality in chemistry throughout her career.

Achieving true gender equality

Dr Asel Sartbaeva is a lecturer at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath. We spoke to her about finding your academic identity and how the culture needs to change to improve gender equality in academia.

Gender equality should be a given

We caught up with Dr Claire Murray, scientist at Diamond Light Source, about the intricate beauty of crystallography and why we shouldn’t be talking about gender equality anymore.

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