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Date & time

Mon, 28 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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About this day

Chemists have all the fun…

Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. From the elements to energy, poisons to perfume, this programme is engaging, challenging and entertaining. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.

Programme & speakers

Mercury: Window on the Invisible Andrea Sella, Chemist and broadcaster, University College London

Mercury is the most beautiful element in the periodic table and the most reviled. Andrea will explore the world of mercury, ending with the question, can we bring it to life?

Andrea Sella

About Andrea Sella

Andrea is a synthetic chemist and broadcaster who is interested in the structure and bonding in the rare earths. He has been involved in numerous radio and television projects.

Nanoinvasion! Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow

Materials Scientist Jamie Gallagher will be your guide as we shrink down and get hands on with the tiny tech that is changing everything. Discover a world where robots build themselves, metal becomes transparent and pencils become stronger than steel.

Jamie Gallagher

About Jamie Gallagher

Jamie is an award winning science communicator. With a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering, Jamie’s interests lie in interdisciplinary materials science. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.

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.

Kathryn Harkup

About Kathryn Harkup

Kathryn is a chemist and science communicator specialising in delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.

Science of Fermentation & Flavour Melissa Cole

What is the brewer’s art when it comes to fermentation? How does your palate really work? Are those things on your tongue really taste buds? Beer & food expert Melissa Cole takes you on a quick romp through how science touches every aspect of her work.

Melissa Cole

About Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole is a beer writer, sommALEier & Certified Cicerone.

Energy and matter at the origin of life Chemistry in Action

The origin of life is all about chemistry – how did organic molecules come to be synthesised and assembled to form the first self-replicating molecules and protocells? Nick will explain how clues from biochemistry and geochemistry are beginning to converge on one promising possibility…

Chemistry in Action

About Chemistry in Action

Chemists have all the fun…

Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. From the elements to energy, poisons to perfume, this programme is engaging, challenging and entertaining. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.