About this day
For A level and IB students
Join us for an incredible day of chemistry, taking students from their studies to cutting-edge research and future applications in great style! Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel. Join us for a day of scientific discovery!
Programme & speakers
A is for Arsenic Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author
Many compounds we now consider to be poisons were once found on pharmacy shelves. Kathryn will examine the chemistry behind four former medicines and their effects on the body with some killer case studies.
About Kathryn Harkup
Kathryn is a chemist and science communicator specialising in delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.
How Chemistry can Save You after an Apocalypse...! Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster
About Lewis Dartnell
Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.
Materials for the 21st century Mark Miodownik, University College London
About Mark Miodownik
Prof Miodownik is a materials engineer. His book Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
The hottest chillies, coolest mints and sweetest drinks – chemistry lets us understand our favourite flavours. Discover what pushes our taste buds to the limit and how very small differences can lead to dramatically different tastes as we open the chemist’s kitchen cabinet.
About Jamie Gallagher
Dr Jamie Gallagher is a scientist and science communicator. He was recognised as one of the UK’s “100 Leading Practising Scientists” by the Science Council.
Serena Corr, University of Sheffield
About Serena Corr
Serena’s research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials in particular for applications in energy storage, with an emphasis on understanding their intimate structure-property interplay.