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Public events

We run a regular programme of public events at the Chemistry Centre throughout the year including our monthly public lecture series on the first Thursday of each month.

Most of these events are open to both Royal Society of Chemistry members and members of the general public, friends and families.  Booking is required as the events are very popular.

If you are unable to attend any of these events, many are webcast live and also available to watch on demand via the Past Events link.

Problematic plastics in museums and galleries

Problematic plastics in museums and galleries

Thursday 4 September 2014, 6.30pm. Brenda Keneghan will outline where plastics are found in collections and illustrate their sometimes dramatic degradation.

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Sir Humphry Davy: Natural philosopher, discoverer, inventor, poet, man of action

Thursday 2 October 2014, 6.30pm. Sir John Meurig Thomas will trace Davy's path from his lowly origins in Cornwall to the pinnacles of international fame.

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The Invention of Colour

Thursday 6 November 2014, 6.30pm. Dr Philip Ball will trace the chemical history of the pigments on the artist's palette.

Past events

An archive of past public events held at The Chemistry Centre

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