Undergraduate Admissions

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford


1st & 2nd July 2020
10.30 to 16.00

 Chemistry Teaching Laboratory

off Mansfield Road in the Science area


Oxford Chemistry will host Chemistry Open Days as above from 10.30 to 16.00.

You don't need to book to attend University Open Days, during which many departments will be open. To visit chemistry, just come to the our new Teaching Laboratory, off Mansfield Road.  You won't need to spend the whole day in the chemistry department, so you can also attend a College Open Day, and this is strongly recommended.

At 11.00  and 14.30 each day there will be an informal talk in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road (with the opportunity for you to ask questions), by a College Tutor, which will cover a range of topics, including course structure, practical and tutorial work, the research year, applications, interviews and choice of College. Both days will conclude with the Annual Chemistry Show, open to all; potential applicants are of course welcome, but so are parents, teachers and others who know nothing of chemistry! The show starts at 15.15, lasts about 45 minutes, and like the talk on Admissions, will be held in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road.

All Oxford Colleges that offer places to chemistry undergraduates will be open on either or both of these days. If you are thinking of applying to Oxford, you will find it helpful to visit a College as well as the Chemistry Department. Most College events do not require advanced bookings but do check at College Open Days (which are listed here)

NOTE: If you are travelling a considerable distance to reach Oxford, so that a return trip within a single day would be difficult, you may be offered free overnight accommodation and meals in an Oxford College so that you can attend both Chemistry Open Day and a College Open Day. Contact Admissions (see www.admissions.ox.ac.uk) to find out whether space is available.

Students and tutors will be available to discuss the chemistry course at Oxford, and such topics as student life, choice of College, and how to handle interviews. Guided tours will be available of teaching facilities and of the Chemistry Research Laboratory, one of the largest University chemistry research laboratories in the world. If you have any queries, please contact Prof. Nick Green. You can e-mail nicholas.green@chem.ox.ac.uk, phone Oxford (01865) 282760 or write to: Prof. Nick Green, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3QR.