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The Alembic Circle: Remembering Oxford Chemistry with a Legacy Gift

During their time in Oxford Chemistry, all who study or work here help shape the Department for those that follow them.

Leaving a legacy gift to Chemistry is a poignant way to support the Department, its researchers and students for many years to come. Legacy gifts can create scholarships, support academics and their research, and go towards our laboratory projects. They can also help build the Department’s endowment, ensuring Oxford Chemistry’s stability in perpetuity.  Legacy support is a powerful way to leave a lasting mark on the Department that will have an impact well into the future.

Those who choose to remember Oxford Chemistry in this special way will be invited to join the Alembic Circle, which was launched in 2018 in order to thank and celebrate alumni and friends who inform us of their decision to leave a gift of any size to the Department. Each year, members of the Alembic Circle will be invited to special events and receive unique communications in order to recognise them for their wonderful commitment to the Department of Chemistry.

The Alembic Circle is named for the Alembic Club, which was one of the most prominent scientific societies in the University of Oxford for much of the twentieth century. It was established by a group of graduates and young students in 1901, and for decades to follow provided a lively forum for scientific debate for those in the Department of Chemistry and beyond. 

For More Information

If you would like to discuss the options for remembering Oxford Chemistry in your will, please contact:

Jane Rice

+44(0)1865 275093

Oxford Chemistry

South Parks Road



We would like to learn more about the Alembic Club. Please do contact Jane if you have any memories of the Club, or  any photos or documents relating to it - she would be delighted to hear from you.