Conference & Events
Fireworks and Waterworks!
We are delighted to welcome back the inimitable Dr Andy Szydlo for this year’s Bonfire Night spectacular Chemistry lecture (his 2008 Cambridge lecture was truly memorable!). He will dazzle, entertain and educate his audience with a series of spectacular science demonstrations. The purpose of the lecture will be to illustrate chemical and physical processes involving fire and liquids (“water”). The reactions themselves will be audibly and visually spectacular, but the fundamental purpose of the talk will be to explain the science behind the effects.
Date: 08 November 2012 19:00 - 20:30
University of Cambridge
Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture Theatre
Department of Chemistry
RSC Organiser Information
Mid-Anglia Local Section
Jointly organised with: SCI CaGE Section
Contact for Event Information
Name : Mr John O'Toole
51 Finchams Close
An enthusiastic and engaging science communicator, Dr Szydlo frequently gives lectures in the UK and has appeared on Channel 4’s TV series That’ll teach ‘em. He is also an expert on the history of alchemy. His book, Water that does not wet hands: The Alchemy of Michael Sendivogius, tells the story of an unfairly forgotten Polish alchemist.
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Access: Public Event
Free admission. No tickets but large groups are asked to contact John O'Toole to register. Doors open 6.30pm
WARNING - THERE WILL BE SMOKE, BRIGHT FLASHES AND LOUD BANGS (hopefully)...the lecture is suitable for all ages (>8) but is probably best avoided if you are of a nervous disposition.