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Spectacular Chemistry Lecture & Demonstration - Thunder & Lightning !

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“Nothing tends to imprint chemical facts upon the mind so much as the exhibition of interesting experiments” Samuel Parkes, 1816

This spectacular Chemistry lecture and demonstration will excite and stimulate young and old alike. Colin Baker will perform some classic Chemistry demonstrations of the type not normally seen in ordinary school science lessons. These will include explosive foam, rockets, smoke bombs, not to mention unusual applications of chemiluminescence.

Colin Baker, Director of Studies at Bedford School, was awarded the Salter’s Institute Medal in a competition to find the country’s best Chemistry teachers. He has lectured at the Universities of Birmingham and St Andrews and has shared the stage with Nobel Laureate, Professor Sir Harry Kroto FRS at London University. In Jan 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Shaw Medal for maintaining the tradition of the demonstration Lecture. The medal and lecture is named after Colonel Brian Shaw who began giving his (ultimately very famous) chemistry lectures in 1928.

Warning – There will be many bangs, whistles and explosions.

The lecture will be suitable for all ages (9-90). Free admission. N.B. No tickets – so come early to get a good seat. Doors open at 18:30. Please check www.soci.org for the latest news on this and other SCI events.

Joint event with RSC Mid-Anglia Section

This talk is part of the SCI Cambridge Science Talks series.

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