Dr Peter Wothers

Fellow
1988
1997
Graduate Tutor (Financial); Rushton Fellow; Custodian of College Silver; Senior Member, Graduates' Parlour; Tunku Fund Director
University Teaching Fellow

Dr Peter Wothers is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, lecturing to the first, second and third year undergraduate students. He has co-authored a number of popular undergraduate textbooks including Why Chemical Reactions Happen, Chemical Structure and Reactivity and Organic Chemistry. Peter has made a number of TV and radio appearances, most recently giving the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the BBC (2012). Peter is heavily involved in both the National and International Chemistry Olympiad competitions, and also initiated the successful Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, supported by the College. Peter is Director of Studies in Chemistry for St Catharine's, and supervises many of our Chemistry students. In 2014 he was awarded an MBE for Services to Chemistry.