Nicole Morgan, Director of Education & Professional Practice at the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: "I sincerely congratulate Richard, Alex, Benji and Phol on their success, which we hope will inspire many more students to take part in the future. The IChO is a demanding competition, and this result is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their mentors."
Head Mentor of the UK delegation Dr Ben Pilgrim, from the University of Cambridge, said: "We are thrilled with the outstanding results achieved by Richard, Alex, Benji and Phol, which place the United Kingdom amongst the top group of countries at the IChO. This was only achieved thanks to the hard work of the students and their teachers and members of the Olympiad Working Group. It also reflects the excellent quality throughout the British education system and highlights how the system is a still a gold standard internationally."
“It gets harder and harder to choose our top four students each year, and hence we must set a very challenging national selection paper, which I hope many aspiring young chemists will sign up to try in 2020.”
International Chemistry Olympiad 2020
The 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad will be held in Turkey in July 2020.
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