Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Chemistry

We are delighted to report that the building of the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory is now complete, ready for students to use from the start of the 2018/19 academic year.

The new laboratory will bring together practical teaching in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry for the first time, enabling cutting-edge new interdisciplinary experiments that mirror the collaborative nature of our research programmes.

To mark the centenary of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, opened in 1916, an unprecedented number of alumni made gifts to help us equip the laboratory. This generosity has helped us acquire a state-of-the-art analytical suite, including multinuclear NMR, X-ray diffraction, and advanced spectroscopy and mass-spectrometry facilities. It has also gone towards the provision of benchtop NMR, IR and UV-vis spectrometers for routine sample analysis.

Many chose to celebrate the centenary and create a lasting legacy in the Department by dedicating a bespoke fumehood in the new laboratories. The dedication plaques with their poignant dedications and sage words of advice will be mounted soon, for the benefit of generations of Chemistry students to come.

From all in the Department of Chemistry, thank you to everyone who engaged with and supported this exciting project.

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