On the 9th of December, 1713, Professor James Crawford was appointed to the very first Chair of Chymistry in Edinburgh.
This year we are celebrating 300 years of Chemistry here at the University of Edinburgh. Throughout 2013 we will be hosting various events and activities which will bring together our School Family and the interested, soon to be fascinated, general public!
These pages highlight our chemistry achievements so far and give full details on the activities and events you can get involved in. On behalf of the School we wish you a warm welcome!
Maybe you are an avid knitter like Crum Brown and want to participate in our 'Knit-a-thon' creating molecular structures out of wool; alternatively you might be a budding Hercule Poirot and fancy participating in the city-wide treasure hunt which forms part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival; or perhaps you simply fancy your skills as a master brewer and want to vote for the ingredients to go into our Tercentenary Beer.
Whatever your interests or your connection to the School past, present or future we hope you'll find something to interest you. Please come and join in with the celebrations!
Please send us your memories, anecdotes and photos for our Edinburgh Chemistry archive (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact School Secretary). We will gladly arrange for original photographs and drawings to be scanned and returned.