Undergraduate Course

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

This page is intended for 3rd year Chemistry Undergraduates at Oxford, if you are looking for information regarding the Chemistry Open Days at Oxford University please follow this link.)

You are encouraged to attend Open Days in the four Chemistry Laboratories. The better informed you are, the easier it will be to choose a supervisor for your Part II research. 

Each Laboratory offers an Open Day during which supervisors will be available to discuss Part II projects in a relaxed atmosphere. You may wish to return later for further discussion, but Open Days provide the ideal opportunity to learn about the research conducted by a range of groups in Oxford. 

The following Open Days are to be held in Michaelmas Term 2016 for students starting research in September 2017.

Inorganic Chemistry 
Wednesday week 5, Michaelmas term (November 9th, 2016) 

Program: Introductory talk held in the ICL Lecture Theatre

14.00 - 14.15 Introductory talk in the ICL lecture theatre; an information package will be provided 
14.15 - 16.15* Meeting with members of academic staff and their groups. 
16.15 Wine reception in Abbot's kitchen

* Drop in to the CRL basement seminar room (by the lifts) between 2pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday 9th November to discuss Part II projects in analytical chemistry (NMR, X-ray crystallography and Mass Spectrometry) with a number of research supervisors. Tea and cakes will be provided. 

Organic Chemistry 
Wednesday week 6, Michaelmas term (November 16th, 2016) 

Program: Introductory talk held in the Wolfson Seminar Room, CRL

14.15 Introduction: Overview of Part II work in the Section of Organic Chemistry (Wolfson Seminar Room, CRL)

Poster session and visits to individual research groups (Atrium Cafe)
Posters on display of the ongoing research in all organic groups in the CRL, plus the chance to talk to existing group members and to visit group supervisors. You are free to wander around, and meet members of all research groups in the course of the afternoon. 

Physical & Theoretical Chemistry 

Monday week 7, Michaelmas term (November 21st, 2016)


Introduction to Research in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Prof Stuart Mackenzie and Prof David Logan

PTCL Main Lecture Theatre
14.15 - 16.00

Physical Chemistry

Poster Session with current Part II students and researchers
Tours of research labs
Informal discussions with supervisors

Theoretical Chemistry

Theory group members will be available for discussion in their offices in the Theoretical Chemistry Annex*

Further info on research in theoretical chemistry can be found at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/tcg/

16.00 - 17.00

Wine reception in the PTCL Common Room (sponsored by Wiley)

Open to all interested in Part II projects within PTCL – more informal discussions

During the reception, the 2015-16 PTCL Practical Prizes will be awarded


*Theoretical Chemistry Group Offices

Prof. William Barford 28.07 (second/top floor, start of corridor)
Prof. Jon Doye 10.48 (ground floor, next to seminar room)
Prof. David Logan and Dr. Martin Galpin 28.19 (second/top floor, end of corridor, on left)
Prof. David Manolopoulos 18.07 (first floor, start of corridor)
Prof. Mark Wilson 28.15 (second/top floor, near end of corridor, on left)


Chemical Biology
Wednesday week 7, Michaelmas term (November 23th, 2016) 

Program: Prof. J.H.P. Bayley, Office 17, First Floor, CRL: 

15.30 pm

Pop in to Prof. Bayley's office for discussion regarding working on a Chemical Biology project 


Contact / E-mail: If you have any queries or comments, please email nina.jupp@chem.ox.ac.uk

This page updated October 2016.