Guest Lectures

Chemistry Guest Lectures  

Your students will see fascinating demonstrations and have the opportunity to hear from experts and world class academics during these hour long sessions. Pupils will have their hearts and minds opened, enabling them to see Chemistry in a whole new light.

Chemistry Guest Lectures are free to attend, but booking is essential.

In association with Aston University, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Association for Science Education.

Dates for 2018/19:

  • Wednesday 3rd July 2019 13:30 - 14:30 - Magic Molecules: The Magic of Oxygen (Year 9 & 10)

Exciting Chemistry to delight and fascinate the young audience of future Chemists.

The Magic of Oxygen is all about the weird and wonderful properties of atoms and molecules, and one of the most important molecules is oxygen. You can expect a few flashes and bangs along the way as some explosive mixtures are conjured up as our presenters entertain you with a light-hearted look at the work of scientists such as Boyle, Newton and Priestley, and recreate some of their experiments in unusual ways.

Plenty of bizarre and often unpredictable experiments are included, such as:

      • How to find a genie in a teapot
      • How to make toothpaste for an elephant
      • An extraordinary use for marshmallows, and
      • How to make fire from water.
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