Department of Chemistry @ UCL


Department of Chemistry,
University College London,
T: +44 (0)20 7679 4623

Location of Department of Chemistry, UCL


Welcome to the UCL Chemistry Department. Keep up to date with events taking place in and around the department (and in places further away), and the thoughts of our blog contributors.

Women in Science: CPS Talk 19/01/15

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:17:43 +0000

- Article by Stephen Leach SELF BELIEF. HARDWORK. NO REGRETS. GIVE BACK. OWN YOUR STYLE. BALANCE. PATIENCE*. LAUGHTER. Just another day in the office? The second CPS lecture of the term was given by former President of the RSC Prof Lesley Yellowlees. She had no qualms about giving a motivational talk and was qualified to […]


Two Departmental Characters: CPS talk 12/01/15

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:05:37 +0000

- Article by Stephen Leach He puts the merit in Emeritus… That’s right; the CPS gets term started with Prof. Alwyn Davies. Under discussion are the departmental characters Alexander Williamson and Kathleen Lonsdale. Ever wondered why we have a letter from the current Japanese Prime Minister in the lobby or why Japanese shops play Auld […]


CPS Christmas Quiz

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:47:24 +0000

-Article by Stephen Leach A brief report of what the CPS Christmas quiz is all about… Amusing ‘chemistry pun’ team name: My personal favourites included: “NM’ard”, “Its all about the NaOH”, “rapid backside attack”, “what the heck”. Also, two teams attempted to enter with the name “all the best team names Argon”, which is a […]


Tissue Regenerating Plastics From Bugs – CPS Talk 02/12/14

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:11:40 +0000

-Article by Stephen Leach Out of the 10 lectures I’ve witnessed this term, this was the first delivered by a female academic. According to WISE (Women into Science and Engineering), women represent only 13% of the employees in STEM industries. Once I’d finished my Garibaldi biscuit and gotten over the gender imbalance in the CPS […]


The Chemistry of Respiratory Medicines – CPS Talk 25/11/14

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:40:51 +0000

    - Article by Stephen Leach   Stephen Swanson, a research and development manager of Respiratory Medicine at Glaxo Smith Kline arrived at the CPS with tales of drugs. A veteran of 32 years in medicinal chemistry, he must know the world of corporate chemistry well. Amongst the ranks were mutterings of dissent with […]

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