On the 13th February, Richard Huish College hosted an thrilling Chemistry conference presented by Bristol ChemLabs and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry Bristol and District, for Year 10 and 11 students from across local secondary schools as well as Huish students currently studying A Level Chemistry. Students from Kingsmead School, Court Fields School, Sidcott School, Shapwick School and The Taunton Academy all attended.

The aspiring chemists were treated to lectures and demonstrations, the first by Eliza Hunt, a postgraduate Chemist from Bristol University entitled “Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery”. This was followed by Sbu Mbatha, postgraduate Chemist from Bristol University, who presented “Unlocking Nature’s Secrets” and finally Nick Barker from Warwick University aided by Tim Harrison from Bristol University led a demonstration titled “A Boom in the Room”, which showcased a variety of spectacular chemical reactions.

In 2019 Huish had a 98% pass rate for A Level Chemistry; the subject is a challenging one which offers a very fascinating practical side. Some of the careers Chemistry can take you into include Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Medicine amongst others. Chemistry compliments other science subjects such as Biology and Physics and also subjects such as Mathematics and Computer Science. If you are interested in studying Chemistry at Richard Huish you can get a closer look at our Open Event 3rd March from (5.00-8.00pm).

Register for the event at www.huish.ac.uk/event/open-event-4/