Declan Fleming is an RSC School Teacher Fellow (at the University of Bath), a secondary chemistry teacher and freelance science communicator

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ASE Conference 2012

ASE Conference 2012

So this week was the ASE conference and I popped up after work on Friday to crash on the Saturday with my sights set on 3 main things. First and foremost I was there to harass and cajole people into getting involved with Decipher My Data: Flu – we’re only accepting registrations...
Manchester Science Festival 2011

Manchester Science Festival 2011

I was kindly invited up to MOSI over half term to do some chemistry busking on the Chemistry day of the Manchester Science Festival. The local RSC branch were there with students from Manchester led by Kat Presland, the Regional RSC Coordinator. If you’re a chemistry teacher and not sure...
Organic Mechanism Transition Resource

Organic Mechanism Transition Resource

What is this? This is an Open Educational Resource designed to summarise key concepts in organic mechanism that are required for entry to an undergraduate course. The resource is designed for first year undergraduates or able A-level students in mind and it revisits ideas from A-level. It also begins to...
Clouds Suck!

Clouds Suck!

Clouds Suck! is a talk I wrote to try to bring together two of the things I love most in life – flying and science. For years I’ve taught particles, changes of state and heat transfer through the context of gliding but I wanted a vehicle through which I could...
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Lecture Capture at Bath

Lecture Capture at Bath

This morning I found the most recent edition of “New Directions …” hiding in the post room and nabbed it for a browse whilst I sat in Ian Williams’ lecture. For those of you who are unfamiliar with New Directions, it seems to be the place to publish for pesky interfering Teacher Fellows when they want to tell...
What do university chemistry students know?

What do university chemistry students know?

I’m nearly two months into my fellowship and suddenly I find the cashpoints are empty of ten pound notes. There are noisy, scruffy people everywhere trying to instigate conversations with me by exchanging stories of queues (this is flattering given my age) and the trees are competing with flyers to litter the streets. Smells like...
About Declan

About Declan

 About page – coming soon There’s some slightly older info about me here.