Dr Peter Wothers
Dr Peter Wothers is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is involved with a number of projects bridging the transition between sixth-form and university being instrumental in developing the syllabus for the Chemistry Pre-University qualification and acting as the Senior Examiner for the final years of the Chemistry STEP before it was replaced first by the Advanced Extension Awards, and then the A*. For over ten years he has been involved with the Chemistry Olympiad, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, setting challenging papers for year 13 students; he is also currently the Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Working with colleagues and teachers across the country he has recently created the popular Cambridge Chemistry Challenge with both an international online competition and a demanding written paper aimed at year 12 students in the UK. He has authored a number of popular textbooks, and is heavily involved in promoting chemistry to young students and members of the public for which he was awarded the 2011 President's Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.