Festivals of Chemistry 2021

In 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we took our Festivals of Chemistry online. Our focus was regional, with six Festivals across the UK: Festival Scotland, Festival NW, Festival NE, Festival SE, Festival SW and Festival Wales working with universities and educational partners to create a range of online content.

Users can immerse themselves in the world of chemistry with:

  • fun experiment demonstrations
  • tours of university labs
  • mini lectures
  • interactive shows

The content focuses on the curriculum and supporting teaching and learning in and outside of school. Students, teachers and technicians were able to join any of the Festivals remotely and explore content from across all regions.

Festivals 2021 focused on students aged 14 – 16 years and their teachers and technicians, given the disruption to education across the UK in 2020/2021.

Go to the Festivals 2021 Platform

The range of content was really impressive and it's great that it will be available for accessing in future months too.
Head of Department, King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex

To access Festivals 2021, you will need to register online. Please email [email protected] to receive your school code, which will be required on the registration form.

Play video Example video: Titration of an Unknown Acid

Example video: Titration of an Unknown Acid

PhD student, Katie, describes good practice for pipetting and carrying out a titration of an unknown acid.

Play video Example video: Chemistry of Food

Example video: Chemistry of Food

Meet Dr Alan Kennedy of the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. Watch as he takes you through some highly visual experiments that you can do with chemicals found in sweets and drinks. The video concentrates on carbon dioxide and sugars.

If you have any queries about our Festivals of Chemistry, please email [email protected].