RSC Top of the Bench 2024

Event date
Event time
10:00 - 14:30
Event cost
Target audience
Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 13-14 (year 9), Age 14-15 (year 10), Age 15-16 (year 11)
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This year's Top of the Bench Thames Valley local section heat to select the team to go forward to the National Finals in 2024 will take place on Wednesday 10th January 2024, 10:00-14:30.

Teams of four students, made up of two year 9, one year 10 and one year 11, will compete against other schools at the University of Oxford's Chemistry Teaching Labs.

Location eligibility

The students need to be accompanied by an adult and must live or go to school in the RSC Thames Valley Local Section area to be eligible:

Trinity College:

(Hannah Rolley)

  • Oxfordshire
  • Milton Keynes 

Brasenose College:

(Benedict Holden)

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Slough
  • Windsor
  • Maidenhead 

University College:

(Savannah Phillips)

  • Reading
  • West Berkshire
  • Wokingham 

Somerville College:

(Eren Slate)

  • Buckinghamshire 


  • GU11/12/14/51/52
  • OX1-7/9/10- 18/20/25-29/33/39/44/49
  • RG1/2/4-10/12/14/17-31/40-42/45
  • SL4-6
  • SN7

We offer small bursaries for state funded schools to help with costs, please do ask for further details if this would help to make it possible for your school to attend.

To register email: