Bonfire Night Lecture: As if by Magic

12 Sep 2014

The Cambridge and Great Eastern Group are delighted to welcome back the inimitable Dr Andy Szydlo from Highgate School for this year's Bonfire Night Chemistry Lecture.

If you could make a substance change colour, or turn from solid to liquid, would that be magic? From a liquid that boils at room temperature, to gases heavier than air, Andrew Szydlo explores magical molecules and enchanting elements in this family event, showing practical demonstrations of the magic of chemistry. He will dazzle, entertain and educate his audience with spectacular science demonstrations. The reactions will be audibly and visually spectacular, and the lecture will explain the science behind the effects.

The lecture is for all ages (>8), but is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition.  There will be smoke, bright flashes and loud bangs!

Dr Szydlo's previous Cambridge lectures were truly memorable, so this promises to be an unforgettable event!

Dr Szydlo frequently gives lectures in the UK and has appeared on Channel 4's TV series That'll teach 'em. He is also an expert on the history of alchemy. His book, Water that does not wet hands: The Alchemy of Michael Sendivogius, tells the story of an unfairly forgotten Polish alchemist.

For more information, or for contact details of the event organiser, please click on the link below.

John O'Toole
Cambridge and Great Eastern Group

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