11 September 2014
SCI Cambridge & Great Eastern Region, RSC Mid-Anglia Section & Cambridge University ChemSoc.
Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge
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This event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI.
Michael Freemantle will describe how "The Great War" was a Chemists' War. Chemistry underpinned military strategy and determined the shape, duration and outcome of the First World War. Chemistry was not only a destructive instrument of war but also protected troops, and healed the sick and wounded. From bullets to bombs, poison gases to anaesthetics, khaki to cordite, Chemistry played a pivotal role in the trenches, in the casualty clearing stations and military hospitals, in the tunnelling operations in the air, and at sea.
Dr Michael Freemantle is a professional science writer. His book of the same title was published in 2012. Signed copies will be available on the night.
University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, Pfizer Lecture Theatre
Pfizer Lecture Theatre
Department of Chemistry
This is a FREE event and is open to the public. Suitable for GCSE students. No tickets will be issues, so please arrive early to get a good seat.
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