Learn more about the outreach and public engagement activities our students are involved in.

Annabel Brunt

Annabel has been working with the Department of Chemistry’s Educational Outreach Team on a project celebrating the Oxford Botanic Gardens’ 400th anniversary. The project, Chemistry in the Garden, is a virtual tour of the Botanic Gardens, with links and resources related to a selection of plants in the collection, their history, applications, chemistry, and relevant departmental research. Annabel has worked closely with Karl Harrison, IT Coordinator and Training Officer, on the 360 degree photographic images of the garden, as well as behind-the-scenes technology to support the creation of the resource. The aim of the project is to engage members of the public with the interesting and intriguing chemistry of plants and how this relates to past and modern medical and chemical research.

For more information, see Page 16, Issue 10 of the Periodic Magazine: link

Some photos from the virtual tour:
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Amber Truepenny

Amber was a Hertford college equalities representative as well as the DTC disability and accessibility officer in 2021-2022, sitting on the EEDI committees of Hertford College and the DTC, and is currently the Student Co-Chair of the DTC EEDI committee, helping to organise bi-weekly welfare teas for students.

She also worked with the Balliol college Frontier Science Program as a tutor for A-level students from disadvantaged backgrounds to encourage them to apply to Oxford, teaching drug discovery and development.
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