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Date & time

Wed, 13 Nov 2024
10:00 - 15:00

Venue

King's House Conference Centre, Manchester
King's Church, Sidney Street
Manchester, M1 7HB

Ticket price

£24 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

About this day

For A-level, IB, BTEC Level 3 and T Level chemistry students

Join us for an amazing day of exhilarating chemistry which will take students from key concepts learnt in the classroom to the latest advancements in chemical research! Through five engaging sessions students will meet experienced scientists from academia and industry and be inspired to become the scientists of the future.

Each day also includes a special session on examination success that will ensure students are equipped with the tools they need to excel. There will be plenty of interactivity throughout the day, with polls, quizzes and (of course) your chance to question the scientists – join us at Chemistry in Action this autumn!

Host: Alex Baker (Organic Chemist, University of Warwick)

More speakers for this exciting event will be announced soon!

 

“The excellent scientists and communicators were an eye opener to the immense applications and possibilities in science.”

— Northwood College for Girls, Spring 2024 —

Programme & speakers

When Medicines become Drugs – How Small Chemical Changes Change the World Alex Baker, University of Warwick

Why is morphine used in the NHS but heroin isn’t? Why is an isomer of methamphetamine sold over the counter in the USA? It’s simple Chemistry. In this talk, Alex will consider the small chemical changes that separate molecules that heal, from molecules that harm and explore the impacts these chemical changes have on the world. Along the way we will think about isomerism, solubility and how medicines work.

Alex Baker

About Dr Alex Baker

Alex is an organic chemist with a particular interest in carbohydrates, polymers and nanoparticles. His work is used to design medical diagnostics with a particular focus on the developing world and fighting health inequalities.

Strange Ice Andrea Sella, Chemist and broadcaster, University College London

From the freezer  to a refreshing drink, ice is everywhere. But how well do you really know it? Andrea Sella will demonstrate how ice is a material so strange that it breaks almost every rule in our textbooks. Discover its unusual properties, compare it with other ices, and uncover what ice may be telling us about the certainty of our futures…

Andrea Sella

About Professor 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, Science Presenter

All around us as hidden world is taking over, it is a strange alien world where nothing is as it seems – the world of nanotechnology. Join materials scientist Dr Jamie Gallagher as we shrink down and get up close with the tiny tech that is changing our phones, food, sport and health. Delve into a world where pencils are stronger than steel, metal becomes transparent and robots become doctors.

Jamie Gallagher

About Dr Jamie Gallagher

An award-winning scientist and science communicator, Jamie spends his days sharing his love of science. His work has taken him to stages around the world as well as TV and radio. Jamie has a PhD in materials science.