Welcome to Salters’
Festivals of Chemistry

For 2022, the Salters’ Institute launches its reimagined Festivals of Chemistry. Still aimed at learners aged 14-16 years old, the Festivals offer a three-stage, blended approach to explore all that chemistry offers as a subject area and as a gateway to many careers. The blended offering will include both online elements, activities for the classroom and the reintroduction of in-person events hosted at universities. Find out more about each stage below.

This year, the programme has been created in collaboration with universities, industry and careers specialists to inspire students to pursue pathways in to chemistry and the related sciences.

We encourage students from all backgrounds and abilities to engage with the Festivals of Chemistry. This is an opportunity for students to be inspired about chemistry and the exciting and varied opportunities and careers available through studying this subject.

There is also a wealth of resources to support curriculum teaching and learning in and outside of school developed for Festivals 2021, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Users can immerse themselves in the world of chemistry with fun experiment demonstrations, tours of university labs, mini lectures, interactive shows and much more. All these free resources are still available for teachers and learners to access.


Festivals 2022

Discover chemistry and become immersed in the breadth of possibilities opened by chemistry and the related sciences.


Use these videos and careers lesson plans during your science classes to delve in to chemistry as a subject, learn more about its application in the real world and explore the different career pathways it offers.


Check out our university partners for 2022 and access our in-school practical for schools that are not able to join us in person this year.


Select a Challenge brief, put together a team and research, innovate, test and evaluate solutions that use Chemistry for Good. The submission deadline for entries is 23rd September 2022.

how to get involved

Our Festivals of Chemistry are open to all schools and there are no costs to participate in any stage of the Festivals of Chemistry. To access the content please register on the Salters’ Institute website and you will be issued a log-in to this site along with a code for students to use on registration. Log-in here. Once registered you will have access to all content from Festivals 2021 onwards.

If you have a profile from previous years this will still be valid.