Date & time

Tue, 14 Nov 2017
11:00 - 16:00


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

Chemists have all the fun…

Join us in autumn 2017 for an incredible day of chemistry! Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future.  A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.

Programme & speakers

The periodic table of the oceans Kate Hendry, British Antarctic Survey

For life to thrive in the oceans it needs elements from across the periodic table, from phosphorous to silicon, iron to zinc. Join Kate as she uncovers the essential building blocks of everything in the sea.

Kate Hendry

About Dr Kate Hendry

Kate Hendry is a chemical oceanographer who explores the deep sea, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Indestructible energy! Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter

Join materials scientist Jamie Gallagher  for a whirlwind tour of all things energy. Explore how chemists are working to turn humans into walking batteries to power our daily life and the energy bound inside a molecule of food.

Jamie Gallagher

About Dr Jamie Gallagher

Jamie is an award winning science communicator with a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering. 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.

Taking a look at chocolate through the eyes of a chemist Paul Walton, University of York

What are the principal molecules in chocolate and where do they come from?Answers to these questions will be addressed as we attempt to make a better-tasting chocolate live on stage.

Paul Walton

About Professor Paul Walton

Paul is a Professor at the University of York and chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Diversity Committee.

Dying to be beautiful Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author

Throughout history agonies have been endured and lives risked for the body beautiful. From “blind” dates to killer cosmetics we will explore the perils of trying to obtain personal perfection. Fashion can be fatal.

Kathryn Harkup

About Dr Kathryn Harkup

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

Brain-inspired electronics with metal-oxide chemistries Themis Prodromakis, Southampton University

Themis will introduce how functional materials can be turned into nanoscale devices for linking to the human brain, decoding neural information or even emulating the brain processing capacity in microchips.

Themis Prodromakis

About Professor Themis Prodromakis

Themis is a Professor in Nanotechnology and with his research team is innovating across boundaries for developing next-generation electronic systems.