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S6 School Pupils Access Our Teaching Laboratories

Every year in the last two weeks of June the undergraduate teaching laboratory at the School of Chemistry open their doors and welcome in S6 school pupils to help them carry out their Advanced Higher Prescribed Practical Activity (PPAs).

This year we had over 130 students from schools in the Lothians and Fife. We were so busy that we ran an additional week in August just before our undergraduate students returned. Here are some photos from Beath High School showing their pupils in action in our undergraduate teaching laboratories.

Graphene Knitting Project - Update

There is still time to contribute to the large graphene sheet which will hang in the School of Chemistry to commemorate our tercentenary year. The pattern can be found below and any 'graphene squares' will be very gratefully received!

Please send your knitted squares to:

Dr Jenny Bos
School of Chemistry
The University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road
Edinburgh EH9 3JJ

Our Changing World

As part of this series of public lectures that examine the global challenges facing society and the role of academia in meeting these challenges, Dr Michael Shaver, Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Chemistry, presented "The Intertwined World of 'Peak' Oil, Renewables and Sustainability".