Support Oxford Chemistry students

We're leading a green chemistry revolution. Will you help our students build a sustainable future?

Our students are critical drivers of research across the breadth of the discipline. Their work in areas including green hydrogen, photovoltaics, battery technology and renewables conversion is paving the road to a greener future. Although there has been a rapid surge in the setting of net-zero targets, increasing populations, emerging economies and the vital role of the chemical industries in virtually all manufacturing mean it will be impossible to meet any of them without radical being made to the science that underpins the modern world. Oxford Chemistry students are driving these changes and working to make a more sustainable future a reality. 

In 2023 we are launching a new campaign to build on the success of our 2020 Centenary Campaign, which raised more support for graduate students in Chemistry than ever before. We are very grateful for the generous support of our alumni and friends to date, which has helped us provide the best teaching and training for outstanding young chemists. 

Please consider supporting our strategic student support fund to catalyse student-led research in sustainable chemistry and beyond. Your gift will help spark curiosity in the brightest young scientists, and help give them the tools they need to explore questions at the most fundamental level. Your support could catalyse potentially life-changing research in Oxford Chemistry and help us positively impact society more rapidly. 

Please click here to make a gift to support Oxford Chemistry students, or contact Patrick Myers ( to learn more about the impact of gifts of every size and philanthropic partnerships on chemistry students and their research. 

I was provided with the skills and freedom needed to pursue curiosities without constraint. I spent my formative years in Oxford and devoted my career to chemistry, and cannot stress enough the monumental potential for life-changing discoveries in fundamental science. Research students are critical drivers of this work, and Oxford provides a unique environment for them to explore radical concepts that could one day change the world. - Professor M. Stanley Whittingham (New College 1961), one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the Lithium-ion battery