Part II in the History of Chemistry
In addition to a lab Part II, it is possible for 4th-year chemists to do a Part II in an aspect of the history of chemistry. Well over 100 students have done this option over the years, and theses have covered most aspects of chemistry: industrial, medical, and even astro-chemistry. The student researches and writes a 70-page thesis based on original research conducted over the Part II year. Sources can include original archives, manuscripts, journal articles, and interviews with discoverers.
The History Part II has been especially popular with chemists who wish to pursue non-lab-based careers, such as teaching, finance, the law, journalism, and the Civil Service. The History Part II gives a 'dual nationality' to the student: an excellent three-year scientific training, combined with a year of working with documentary sources crowned by writing a 'mini-D.Phil.' type thesis. And the option has produced many highly successful students over the years, including investment bankers, TV and media people, diplomats, and head teachers.
If interested for 2019-20, please contact Dr Allan Chapman: email@example.com
With Very Best Wishes,
Dr Allan Chapman
Oxford, OX1 3PN