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This time of the year I usually get some extra income I can use on interesting courses. Usually rescue or sport courses. However, I also have a master degree in chemistry, and would like to spend some days or a week just to do some old fashioned chemistry with a great teacher. But I have never found a "summer school" or something like that. Does anyone has a any suggestion? I can gladly expand "classical chemistry" in any direction, as metallurgy or microbiology.

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Beside asking upfront the research groups, there are summer schools in normal (non-covid 19) circumstances. For example Oxford's Chemistry Summer School, or ACS' Green Chemistry Summer School. Given your account name, I speculate you reside in Europe; if so, a suitable directories page not only about core-chemistry may be www.summerschoolsineurope.eu. Sadly, because of the current pandemic, many scientific events are cancelled, though (example). Still, references of courses in the past are retained (example), so you could find help by the former organizers as well.

Maybe you are an outlier by age in comparison to the ¬ętypical attendee¬Ľ. However, the experience you gained after your master thesis, both in terms of chemistry under the hood as well as e.g., project and data management, may be of great benefit to the class providing additional perspectives. In particular, I think about planning the experiments in the smaller groups, or discussing the results. Equally, you may become a role model for younger participants in the way you choose to stay continuously engaged in learning.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank You, This was a useful answer. I think I will just WoW to a couple of the links you gave :-) $\endgroup$ – Ole Bjørsvik Jun 26 at 12:03

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