Christmas to go with a bang at annual chemistry lecture

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SCIENTISTS at Hull University are promising an “explosive” occasion at their Christmas chemistry lecture next week.

The event, which will also mark the end of the International Year of Chemistry, is a chance for schools and members of the public to get a “fun” taste of what the subject is about, the university said.

Dr Mark Lorch, who will be hosting the lecture next Thursday with Dr Nigel Young and student Katie Norman, said: “I don’t want to give away too much, but there will be plenty of flashes, bangs and other dramatic reactions to keep the audience entertained, as well as learning some chemistry along the way.

“Scientific lectures at Christmas have become part of the festive tradition and we want to use our event to show people the fun side of what the university’s Department of Chemistry has to offer.

“We hope that this event really does finish off the International Year of Chemistry with a bang.”

The event, which is ticket only, will be filmed and made available as a live webcast online, as well as on video afterwards on the chemistry department’s website.

The lecture will be given at 10.30am and 2pm at Middleton Hall.

Tickets can be booked by calling Maxine Tyler at the university’s Department of Chemistry on 01482 465434.