Chemistry Week 2013 16-23 November

From 16 – 23 November 2013 the Royal Society of Chemistry is celebrating Chemistry Week with a programme of events to promote a positive image of chemistry and increase the public understanding of the importance of chemical science.
Valerie said:
“I support the work of the Royal Society of Chemistry in encouraging young people to get involved in science. As President of the RSC and Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, Professor Lesley Yellowlees has worked to inspire many young people and women to consider a career in science.”
“During Chemistry Week, we can raise awareness of how chemistry affects our everyday lives and encourage more young people to engage with chemistry and science more generally. This year the theme is health and there are a wide range of events taking place from molecule hunts to chemistry quiz nights.”

“I attended the presentation of the Royal Society for Chemistrys’ Bill Bryson Award for Science Communication which was held in Speakers House. The prize was open to students aged 5-18 and aims to recognise and encourage science communication in schools and colleges by getting students to think creatively about science. This years winners include some very innovative songs about vitamins and a book about the body.”
You can find out more about Chemistry Week and the Bill Bryson Prize here: