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- Friday 25 May 2012
- 8.00pm to 9.15pm
- Lecturers: Dr Peter Wothers
Far too often in main-stream media, ‘chemicals' are presented with a negative spin, implying that they are all man-made toxic evil substances. In this lecture Peter Wothers illustrates how ‘chemicals' may be obtained from natural products such as ash, bones, and stones. The results are literally explosive. How can a Bunsen burner be run off a lump of coal? How can copper be extracted from a semi-precious stone? How can the scrapings from a stable wall cause an explosion? All these questions will be answered in an action-packed demonstration lecture which only features ‘natural' material and no ‘nasty chemicals'!
Tickets: Free to Full and Faraday Members, £10 Associate Members and £15 guests
If you haven't been before, you should bear in mind that FEDs are by tradition formal occasions, and while evening dress is not obligatory, it is customary. Smart dress is acceptable.
Make a night of it! Come for a cocktail or something delicious, modern and British from the May FED menu. The bar and café at the Ri has the perfect atmosphere for a night out.