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Roentgenium prize for talented Chemist

Congratulations go to a very talented chemist who has been awarded the Roentgenium by Cambridge University.  Lower sixth student, Julian James took part in the annual Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, competing against 7,000 students nationally and was placed in the top 0.78%.

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is a prestigious competition which attracts entries from all over the world. The competition takes the form of a 90 minute written paper set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists.

It is designed to be accessible to lower sixth students who are looking to take their interest in Chemistry beyond sixth form and takes them significantly beyond the syllabus, encouraging them to think about science in the way they would at university. The competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry.

Julian has now been offered the chance to spend a weekend at the University's Chemical Laboratory where he will meet other first rate chemists and hone his Chemistry skills, whilst getting a taste of life at one of the world's best universities. 

"Julian has worked exceptionally hard for this award and thoroughly deserves his success, well done, he is an example of what hard work and dedication can achieve"