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VIRTUAL EVENT: Chemistry for All

11 November 2020, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Pupils conducting a chemistry experiment. Photo: UCL Chemistry

Are chemistry and science accessible for all? If not, what can we do about it?

This event is free.

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Tamjid Mujtaba

This online event from the Royal Society of Chemistry will show findings from the research project 'Chemistry for All'.

The project, which draws on evidence from five years of outreach to widen participation, shows how outreach can help to overcome barriers to progression in chemistry. 

The event will highlight evidence relevant to researchers, outreach providers, schools, teachers and policymakers. The speakers will discuss how to increase students’ aspirations towards study of chemistry and related careers. 


  • Lee Elliot-Major, University of Exeter
  • Menna Goodwin, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Rick Hall, Ignite!
  • Andrea Mallaburn, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Karen Moss, Nottingham Trent University
  • Tamjid Mujtaba, UCL Institute of Education
  • Mary Ratcliffe, Chemistry for All Steering Group
  • David Read, University of Southampton
  • Michael Reiss, UCL Institute of Education
  • Sarah Robertson, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sarah Salter, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Linda Seton, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Paul Taylor, University of Leeds


10am-10:55am: Unequal opportunities: Learning from five years of outreach to widen participation    

11:30am-12:25pm: Helping to widen participation: Lessons for effective outreach     

4pm-5pm: Changes in the classroom: putting lessons from outreach into practice


Image: UCL Chemistry via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)