Camden and Haringey pupils use chemistry to test fiery heat of chillis

Students from across Camden and Haringey have used chemistry to test the heat of chillies at a workshop led by Oxford University academics.

A-level pupils studying chemistry listened to talks and carried out experiments with chillies at the event hosted by Highgate School, North Road, Highgate, on Saturday.

Schools taking part included Camden School for Girls in Kentish Town, La Sainte Union School in Dartmouth Park, Maria Fidelis School in Euston, and Alexandra Park School in Muswell Hill.

The workshop, led by electrochemists at Oxford University, was designed to equip pupils with the skills to carry out their own research project linked to their findings from the day.

Pupils also explored whether the chemical make-up of chillis could be linked to new and developing technologies.