About Festivals of Chemistry

The Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute. Their objective is to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young.

Benefits of The Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry:

  • Excite pupils by doing practical chemistry
  • Give pupils responsibility to carry out investigations “like a real Chemist”
  • Encourage team working and independent problem solving skills

Background

Salters’ Festivals are a series of one-day fun events held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland. They begin in mid March and run through to the end of June. The festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun! Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates and fun prizes. During the last 16 years over 44,000 students have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through the Salters’ Festivals and sponsorship in support of the Festivals has been raised from over fifty companies.

Since 2005 the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have been in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. We thank them for their continued support.

Prizewinners

Take a look at all of the winning Schools from our Festivals.

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News

Find out all the latest news from our Festivals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a list of the most commonly asked questions to make applying/attending a Festival easier.

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Gallery

All of the photographs taken at our Festivals will be displayed in our gallery. Have a look at the fun, practical Chemistry taking place.

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Festivals for this year have now ended. Please check our website in November to apply for the 2018 season. Thank you to all those who took part this year.

Festivals of Chemistry Partners

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