Students and staff from across the OX14 Partnership were treated to a captivating talk by Great British Bake Off finalist Josh Smalley this week titled “Chemistry, Cooking, and Chocolate”. With engaging anecdotes straight from the baking tent, Josh shed light on the precision and creativity required in the world of baking. Beyond the television screen, he delved into the chemical intricacies of chocolate and caramel, revealing the alchemy that transforms raw ingredients into spectacular showstoppers. Throughout his talk, Josh emphasised the importance of curiosity and experimentation, urging students to embrace the intersection of disciplines and push the boundaries of their own creativity. Whether in the laboratory or the kitchen, he underscored the power of passion and perseverance in unlocking new discoveries.

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