The Chemistry Communicators Challenge

21 November 2018 18:00-21:00, London, United Kingdom

This challenge is an opportunity for the next generation of London-based Chemistry communicators to showcase their flair for presenting and understanding of chemistry and or its history to a diverse audience.

The themed talks are divided into 3 sections:
  • Subject – Explaining a single scientific idea in an accessible, accurate and concise manner (e.g. laws of thermodynamics, crystallography, protein folding etc.)
  • Individual – A brief history or a particular period of a famous chemist’s life.
  • Chemistry in our everyday lives – Explaining the chemistry behind an object / devise / principle we all know of or use in our everyday lives. 
Each speaker is given 10 minutes to present their topic with, or without, a PowerPoint presentation (no other visual aids permitted).  
Prizes to be won: £200 for the winner in each section & £150 for speaker deemed the most entertaining.

To apply: Please submit an abstract of your talk, in no more than 150 words (including 1 diagram if you choose) in the provided template to by midnight of the 2nd of November. Please indicate which themed talk you are applying for by including the theme in your title. 

Terms & Conditions:
  1. Applications that are not submitted by the deadline will not be considered for the event.
  2. Applications that do not meet the criteria for submission will not be considered.
  3. The organising committee as well as the judge’s decision are final in terms of submission and prize winners.
  4. Depending on interest and attendance themed topics may be merged on the day to include as many speakers as possible.
  5. Pre-registration to attend the challenge, as part of the audience, is required for unsuccessful applicants.
  6. Applicants and RSC members will be given priority as numbers are limited. How to become an RSC member can be found at
The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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