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In the Spring 2019 issue of Chem@Cam Magazine, we meet chemists of the future at our annual Open Day, and recall chemists of the past as we celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table.

We report on our recent alumni event to 'Celebrate Women in Chemistry' and reveal the work it took to remake a classic Chemistry text book.

Highlights include:

A Wider Approach To Treating Alzheimer's: Work by researchers here that was published in the wake of two high-profile Alzheimer’s drug trial failures offers evidence for taking a wider approach to treating the disease.

Celebrating Women in Chemistry: We invited alumni back to the department for a special event discussing the progress we’ve made towards gender equality in the scientific workplace — and what still needs to be done.

Alumni 'Guess Who?' Competition: How many of these departmental faces can you recognise?

Read the latest issue online in the panel, left. Or download Chem@Cam 59 here.


About Chem@Cam Magazine

Chem@Cam is the magazine of the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry.

It is published twice a year - in winter and spring - in hard copy, and in summer as an e-newsletter. 

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Back issues

Issue 58

Winter 2018

Issue 57

Spring 2018

Issue 56

Winter 2017

Issue 55

Summer 2017

Issue 54

Winter 2016

Issue 53

Spring 2016
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Sparks Fly at Open Day

Visitors came to make 'Elephant Toothpaste', enjoy the Liquid Nitrogen Magic Show and extract DNA from strawberries at our annual Open Day.

Table Talk

Some extraordinary exhibits – including a first edition of Mendeleev’s Principles of Chemistry – were on display when alumni came along to our Periodic Table-themed annual reunion.

Chemistry's Coxswain

In between labs and lectures, Natural Sciences student Matthew Holland coxed the Men’s Blue boat to victory in this year's Boat Race in April. The experience was exhausting, he says, but it taught him about hard work and perseverance.