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Nearly 200 chemistry teachers from every corner of Scotland will descend on the University of St Andrews next month (Friday 9 June 2000) to learn about the latest developments in chemistry and how they can take them back to the classroom.

The Fourth National Scottish Conference for Teachers of Chemistry will focus on “Chemistry for a New Century” and will comprise of various talks on educational issues and the latest chemistry research which is relevant to the current syllabus.

The event, which will welcome teachers from as far as Mull and Bute, is organised by the School of Chemistry’s Dr Nigel Botting and Dr Wilson Flood, Education Consultant. The event is supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dr Botting said, “The meeting has become a popular event for chemistry teachers to network and chat about current issues. At the same time, we can show them some of the many new and fascinating chemistry topics which they can take back to the classroom – something which is crucial to keep the subject alive, interesting and relevant to pupils”.

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NOTE TO EDITORS – You are invited to send a photographer/reporter to the event at the School of Chemistry, North Haugh, St Andrews on Friday 9 June 2000. Details of the day’s programme are available from Claire Grainger, contact details below.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: chemteachers/standrews/chg/22may2000

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