Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Make a Gift

To make a donation to the Department of Chemistry by post or phone, please visit the Ways to Give page or follow the link to online giving below.

We would be pleased to talk through any aspects of our development work with you. Please contact Susan Davis (01865285400), who will be able to help with your enquiry.


The 1916 Centenary Campaign   

We are delighted to report that work is underway on our new laboratory.  Please join us as we build a new undergraduate teaching facility for the 21st century.  

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. 

Dedicate a Fume Hood

To mark the centenary of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, opened in 1916, we invite you to create your own lasting legacy by dedicating one of the bespoke fume hoods in the new teaching laboratories.  You can dedicate your fume hood with a gift of £1916.  Perhaps your dedication will be a tribute to your time in the laboratories, in memory of someone who inspired your learning, or maybe some words of wisdom for future students. 

Please make sure to provide your contact details when you make your gift, so that we can get in touch and take down your dedication.  Thank you.


Help to Create a Laboratory for 21st Century Chemistry

Every gift, however big or small, is greatly appreciated and will help acquire specialist instruments to equip the new teaching laboratory with its state-of-the-art analytical suite, including multinuclear NMR, X-ray diffraction, and advanced spectroscopy and mass spectrometry facilities.  It will also provide benchtop NMR, IR and UV-vis spectrometers for routine sample analysis, as well as high-specification fume hoods and chemical synthesis equipment.

Please visit  Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Department of Chemistry General Support Fund

Through alumni giving, the Department is seeking support in four main areas: Student Support, Academic Positions, Public Engagement, and Widening Access to Oxford Chemistry. 

Recent alumni support has enabled a number of great projects including:

  • The Outreach Team programmes, which promote science and raise aspirations all over the UK. In the past two years they have reached 4000 students from 400 schools.
  • Training in communication skills for graduate students and researchers, enabling them to participate in public engagement events such as the Oxfordshire Science Festival.
  • Merit awards for students, including the first ‘Alan Howe Prize for Best Junior Demonstrator’.

Thank you for considering making a gift to Chemistry at Oxford.


Oxford Thinking -  The University Campaign

In May 2008, the University launched the biggest fundraising  campaign in European history, aiming to raise a minimum of £1.2 billion. As a unified, collegiate effort, the Campaign celebrates and appreciates every gift to the University. The University was delighted to announce that it reached its initial target in March 2012, and the University has now set a new target of £3 billion.

 Learn more about Oxford Thinking - The Campaign for the University of Oxford.