Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Welcome to the Chemistry Department's Alumni Website.

The Department of Chemistry set up an Alumni network for all former undergraduates and postgraduates in 2012.

With a range of events and communications throughout the year, we hope that this network will help our alumni maintain and strengthen their relationships with the Department and with each other.

The Oxford Chemistry Annual Reception 


Wednesday January 22nd 2020, 6-8.30pm

It is our great pleasure to invite all Oxford Chemistry alumni to the 8th annual Oxford Chemistry Reception. Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, will talk about her presidency of the RSC and her vision for the future of the chemical sciences.

The event will take place in the magnificent Science Room and Fish Room.  There will be displays of cutting-edge work by Oxford Chemistry research students and a drinks reception hosted by Head of Chemistry Professor Mark Brouard.

Please register via the University Online Store. Click here to register

We hope you will join us in the New Year!





Meeting Minds: the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2019 

Saturday September 21st, 4pm to 6.15pm at the Chemistry Research Laboratory

The UN designated 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table in celebration of one of the most significant achievements in science and a unique tool that enables us to predict the properties of matter.   Chemistry alumni were invited to hear about exciting new developments in the chemistry of the elements – from creating better batteries to designing more effective drugs.

Speakers included Professor Simon Clarke, Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, and Professor Simon Aldridge, Professor of Main Group Chemistry and the talks were followed by tours of the labs and a drinks reception.




The Oxford Chemistry Annual Reception, January 8th 2019

6.00-8.30pm, 8th January 2019 at the Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

This year’s event was held at the magnificent Apothecaries’ Hall in the City of London. 

 Professor Ben Davis FRS and Dr Emily Flashman gave short talks about some of their cutting-edge  research in plant-related chemistry.  The talks were followed by a drinks reception hosted by Head of Chemistry Professor Mark Brouard.


Oxford Alumni Weekend 2018

Saturday September 15th, 4pm.  Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS

Alumni and friends of the Department visited the new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories to hear how the next generation of chemists will be enabled to address the challenges of the 21st century.   Speakers included Professor Nick Green, Associate Head of Department (Teaching) and Dr Malcolm Stewart, Director of Teaching Laboratories.


The Oxford Chemistry Annual Reception, 9th January 2018

6.30-8.30pm, 9th January 2018 at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE 

Professor Chris Schofield FRS and researchers from the Department of Chemistry gave short talks about some of their cutting-edge research in medicinal chemistry. The talks were followed by a drinks reception among the fascinating exhibits of the Medicine Now gallery.


The Oxford Alumni Weekend

Saturday September 16th, 4-5pm, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road, OX1 3QR

Chemistry plays an essential part in the search for clean and plentiful energy and pioneering research at Oxford led to the first Li-ion batteries. Professor Steve Faulkner, Professor Fraser Armstrong and Professor Andy Weller gave short talks and presentations on how Oxford chemists are contributing to a secure and sustainable energy future.  This was followed by a drinks reception for Chemistry alumni in the beautiful and historic Abbot’s Kitchen.


The Dyson Perrins Laboratory Centenary Celebrations

Read about the history of this remarkable laboratory.

A day of celebrations was held on Saturday September 17th 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.   We were delighted to welcome back many alumni and friends of the Department for talks, tours of the department and a cocktail reception.








Alumni from across the University are welcome to visit the Department of Chemistry whilst they are in Oxford.  Please do contact Susan Davis so that she will be aware of your visit. Tours and tea can be arranged!

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