28 Nov 2011
Schools in Oxfordshire nominated one outstanding Year 13 student for the Sixth Form Chemist of 2011 Award, hosted by Oxford University, SCI and the Oxfordshire Independent and State Schools Partnership (OISSP). Prize-winners were presented with certificates and book tokens at the University of Oxford Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Building, on 20 October 2011.
Parents and teachers joined students on the evening, which included a guided tour of the chemistry research laboratories and a spectacular display of chemical demonstrations by Dr Malcolm Stewart and Dr Fabrice Birembaut from the University of Oxford.
The awards were presented by Stephen Lenon from SCI's Thames and Kennet Regional Group.
Tom Kempton, Project Director of the OISSP, said, 'this event is a chance to celebrate the talent of exceptional students within our county's schools. The University and SCI's involvement will raise aspirations and encourage students to apply their chemistry skills in higher education and in industry.'