Festivals of Chemistry 2023

Our Festivals of Chemistry date from the early 1990s. They have a long history of engaging learners with hands-on practical chemistry delivered at universities across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.


Festivals 2023

The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have introduced a three-stagehybrid approach that includes videos, classroom activities, day trips to universities and a team challenge.


Stage 1 – Discover Chemistry Careers

Videos and careers lesson plans delve into chemistry as a subject, its applications in the real world and the career pathways it offers.

Stage 2 – Discovery Days

Discovery Days take place regionally at universities with an inspiring programme including a hands-on practical chemistry experiment. There will also be CPD provision for teachers attending.

Stage 3 – Chemistry for Good Challenge

A nationwide challenge that uses Chemistry for Good. This year’s challenge focuses on teams creating innovative solutions for sustainable cities and communities, and will launch in late spring. Read more here.

Download the Festivals School Booklet 2023

  • 22

    universities and colleges have supported the Salters' Festival of Chemistry since 2021 through online content and in person activity.

  • 1,684

    students aged 14-16 year olds have taken part in the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry since 2021.

Register your school for Festivals 2023

Entries for Discovery Days are now closed.

Explore Festivals 2022

We launched our new format in 2022, creating a hybrid model for learners, teachers and schools. Check out the online platform here and discover how we got on including key statistics and photos from the Discovery Days!

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