2019 has been designated by UNESCO as the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT), marking the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table, which is an iconic image and a vital tool to all who learn and work in science, at all stages of their learning and careers.
IYPT allows us to celebrate our profession, our members and our communities. We want to work with our communities to engage people with both the periodic table and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
We’ve planned lots of exciting and diverse activities throughout 2019, including public lectures, teacher resources, public outreach, grants to our member networks and communities to fund IYPT specific activities for their respective communities, themed journals and books
IYPT is an opportunity for us to develop new resources and raise awareness, to inspire people of all ages, experience and backgrounds.
The Periodic Table of Elements is a great teaching tool and probably the most recognisable thing in chemistry.