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Kitchen chemistry

Find out how fruit tea, baking powder and a toaster are all connected in this family-friendly exploration of the chemicals that surround us.

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Katherine Leedale

Event description

Stephen Ashworth will show how everyday items can be seen in a new light to illustrate the principles of chemistry. Find out how fruit tea, baking powder and a toaster are all connected in this energetic exploration of the chemicals that surround us.

About the presenter

Stephen Ashworth is a chemist at University of East Anglia having studied chemistry and getting a PhD in it at Oxford University. As well as research on lasers and spectroscopy, he does a lot of science communcation.

Over the years has won a number of grants for communicating science to the public and is currently Recorder for the Chemistry Section of the British Science Association, putting on chemistry events at the British Science Festival.