Hmm...I can't remember much about chemistry lessons except I hated those bloody molecular equations and I liked turning things different colours and bunsen burners! So if anyone has any chemistry stories please email them to me!

Poor John Peel must have suffered more than most from having the same name as Roger Peel, our chemistry teacher!

"Roger Peel... I remember him well! If I didn't come top of the class in chemistry, he'd accuse me of letting the Peels down. I vividly recall his story of working one year while he was studying to become a teacher in a cider brewery. He told us they chuck in old horseshoes for flavouring. One day, he saw a dead rat in the vat, and reported it. "Don't worry," the foreman told him, "it'll soon dissolve..."