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.

Satellite of Love

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:30:46 +0000

The Chemical Physical Society is a student run society like many others. What is great about this society is that we don’t bother with boat parties. I barely even know what a boat party is. What I do know is that the CPS provides extra lectures for anyone who doesn’t already have enough lectures. Yes, […]


Contemplating a PhD in UCL Chemistry?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:41:26 +0000

Brought to you by the Athena Swan committee in UCL Chemistry– promoting diversity in science. Deciding whether to do a PhD can be a hard decision, as well as choosing the course and how to go about applying for one. However, it can be even more difficult if you are unaware of what it’s like or […]


Einstein and Relativity: CPS Talk 9.3.15

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:08:01 +0000

Professor Pedro Ferriera of Oxford University joins an eager CPS to discuss the lifespan of ‘the perfect theory’. Since it was conceived by Albert Einstein, the theory of relativity has been in and out of favour. Its relation with the scientific community and society in general has led to what Prof. Ferriera described as a […]


Q&A with Dr Simon Banks

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:17:52 +0000

  That’s right. An exclusive interview with Dr Simon Banks prior to his departure from the department.  If you are already missing the sound of his voice, read on and you might just hear it in your head.  Other highlights include: some sage advise about taking a PhD and his favourite ‘office object’. Hello Dr Banks, did […]


Learn an Instrument? Yes, it’s good for your brain: CPS Talk 3.3.15

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:43:31 +0000

  Professor of Education and Music Psychology; Susan Hallam, joined the CPS this week to discuss some of the latest findings on the effects of music education. The way that music is adopted in society unveils its role as an emotional catalyst, there’s a song for every occasion. National anthems played out at sporting events, […]

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