The Salters' Institute

Reg. No. 328463

The Company's flagship charity, The Salters' Institute, founded in 1918, is one of the country's leaders in the field of science curriculum development and its influence stretches across the world.

Its original purpose was to assist young chemists returning from the war who wished to continue with their chemistry studies (see Company History). The Institute aims to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young, and to encourage careers in the teaching of chemistry and in the UK chemical and allied industries.

The Institute's three core activities are: Salters' Chemistry Camps, Salters' Festivals of Chemistry and Curriculum Development.

The Salters' Chemistry Camps are residential events that are held at universities throughout the UK, each for 50 chosen 15 year olds, prior to taking GCSE (or equivalent). Activities include practical chemistry in the labs and exciting lecture demonstrations. The Camps were established in 1998.

The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry for 11-13 year olds are held at local universities. Activities include two practical challenges and a fun lecture with fun prizes and certificates. Approximately 55 events are held annually, at over 45 different universities across the UK and Ireland.

Salters' Curriculum Development is undertaken by the University of York Science Education Group and includes Salters Advanced Chemistry, Salters Horners Advanced Physics, Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology and the GCSE course Twenty First Century Science – a course funded by The Nuffield Foundation, The Salters' Institute and The Wellcome Trust.