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THE CHEMISTRY OF CHRISTMAS - an exciting practical demonstration lecture

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Chemistry helps to make Christmas special and this lecture will explain how to put a bang into Christmas crackers, how to help Santa deliver his presents in record time, and how to make a designer Christmas tree. Discover how Chemistry contributes to Christmas dinner and why Rudolph has a red nose.

But Chemistry isn’t just for Christmas – it adds to the quality of our lives every day of the year. Find out what links artificial snow to disposable nappies and dissolving stitches.

Dr Pulham is Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Edinburgh University. In 1999 he won the Royal Society Chemistry/Royal Institution Prize for Bringing Science to the Public.

Target audience : Anyone with an interest in science. Suitable for 6th form Chemistry/Science students.

Open to all. Free Admission.

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