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Date & time

Mon, 25 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

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

Bookings closed

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About this day

For A level and IB students

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. Join us for a day of scientific discovery!

Programme & speakers

From Breaking Bad to making good - the chemistry of drugs David K Smith, University of York

David will explore how ‘bad’ drugs (such as crystal meth) and good drugs (such as antibiotics), work, and consider cutting-edge research to glimpse the future of medicine. 

David K Smith

About Professor David K Smith

Dave Smith is Professor of Chemistry at University of York, where he carries out fundamental research in the field of smart nanomaterials and nanomedicines.

Making the invisible visible Rachel Bolton-King, Staffordshire University

Someone has been shot, but witnesses are too scared to come forward. Help Rachel use cutting-edge techniques to reveal hidden evidence and establish the truth.

Rachel Bolton-King

About Dr Rachel Bolton-King

Rachel is an associate professor at Staffordshire University. Her research specialises in the investigation of shooting incidents, working with forensic scientists and legal professionals across the world.

A is for Arsenic Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author

Many poisons were once found on pharmacy shelves. Kathryn will examine the chemistry behind four former medicines and their effects on the body with some killer case studies.

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.

How Chemistry can Save You after an Apocalypse...! Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and the world as we know it has collapsed… How could you use your knowledge to survive in the post-apocalyptic wasteland? What simple chemistry would be most crucial for helping you reboot civilisation from scratch?

Lewis Dartnell

About Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.

Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter

Chemistry lets us understand flavour. Discover what pushes our taste buds to the limit and how very small differences can lead to dramatically different tastes as we open the chemist’s kitchen cabinet.

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.