Date & time

Fri, 23 Nov 2018
10:45 - 15:45


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

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About this day

Chemists have all the fun…

Join us for an incredible day of chemistry, taking students from their studies to cutting-edge research and future applications in great style! 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

How to discover a new element Kit Chapman, Author and chemist

Ever wanted your name on the periodic table? Kit will reveal the secrets of creating a new chemical element, exploring a world where atoms are so unstable they exist for the blink of an eye.

Kit Chapman

About Dr Kit Chapman

Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist who currently writes for Chemistry World. His book on element discovery, Superheavy was published in 2019.

Making the monster Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published 200 years ago this year when science, especially chemistry, was the hot topic. What science fact might have influenced this amazing work of science fiction? How might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have built and reanimated his creature?

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.

Engineering the World Yasmin Ali, Chemical Engineer

Join Yasmin for a look at a chemical engineer’s career journey in the energy industry, and some inspiring stories about other chemical engineers.

Yasmin Ali

About Dr Yasmin Ali

Yasmin is a chemical engineer with a passion for communicating engineering stories, and a wealth of experience in the energy industry.

Plastic fantastic? Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter

It can be any shape, colour, property and lasts 500 years! Despite the damage plastic does to the environment demand has never been higher. Join Jamie to discover the amazing properties of plastic and how to tackle the plastic problem.

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.

Peter Wothers' tales from the periodic table Peter Wothers, University of Cambridge

Peter Wothers

About Dr Peter Wothers

Dr Peter Wothers is a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College.