1st August 2013
Dr Debbie Parker will cover the composition of beer flavour and the contribution of malt, hops and yeast to the flavour of the final beer
4th July 2013
Securing the future achieving a balance between the challenges of the 'energy trilemma'
A Bridge to your Sole
6th June 2013
Julian Hakes, award winning UK architect explained how he went from, using science and technology, designing buildings and bridges to shoes for London Fashion Week
2nd May 2013
The hidden science within the life-blood of your car
18th April 2013
Paolo Bellutta, a driver of the MSL rover Curiosity, about what has been done on Mars and where they are going next
4th April 2013
Among many chemists and historians of science Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is only known as Lavoisier's nemesis, an obstinate defender of the outmoded phlogiston theory
Stop Horsing Around with Our Food
14th March 2013
A Panel Debate on Food Safety in the UK
The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke...
7th March 2013
Dr Tony Bristow will look at exciting applications of mass spectrometry and how it is used in ways that directly affect our lives
The Silent Tragedy of Skin Disease
7th February 2013
Professor Matts describes how skin disease is both highly preventable and amenable to treatment using very basic chemistry
Making Sense of Scents
10th January 2013
Engage with a panel of experts to learn about the powerful effects that fragrances have on enhancing lives, rehabilitation and triggering reactions and memories
Test Tubes and Trains
6th December 2012
Colin A. Russell and John Hudson will explain the chemical foundations of the railway industry
6th November 2012
Scott Drawer, Head of R&I at UK Sport, explores British excellence in academia and industry to support sport performance
27th September 2012
Professor James Clark will talk about waste as an opportunity rather than a problem
Chemistry: a key to human progress
5th July 2012
Professor, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, President of the American Chemical Society, will talk about the biggest challenge for chemistry today
Bringing Science to the Olympics
14th June 2012
A GSK sponsored lecture on the role of chemistry in London 2012
From test tube to Turner - the role of the chemist in art
12th April 2012
Professor Andy Abbott looks at the changes in the artist's pallet from natural pigments through the work of the alchemist and the chemist to the current kaleidoscope of vibrant colours.
Genetic fingerprinting: past, present and future
1st March 2012
Alec Jeffreys will discuss the origins of DNA fingerprinting through to the latest developments and their social impact.
19th January 2012
Professor Monique Simmonds, Director of Kew Innovation Unit, talks about the use of plants and fungi as sources of sustainably harvested medicines.
11th January 2012
BBC Weather presenter and Met Office forecaster Peter Gibbs takes a behind the scenes look at weather prediction.
7th December 2011
Phil Souter discusses the challenges faced in making potential water sources drinkable using chemical technology.
21st November 2011
Dr Derek Craston, the Government Chemist, reveals how Captain Scott's preparations for his 1901 Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic included a personal request to the Government Chemist to analyse his planned food supplies.
17th November 2011
Dr Serge Plattard examines how through the development of radiotherapy methods and instruments Marie Curie led the way in the fight against cancer.
Harnessing the Light Fantastic
10th November 2011
Professor Nick Terrill explains how using light is pushing forward research in futuristic materials.
What's in my stuff?
13th October 2011
Dr Hywel Jones presents a science and art based approach to raising awareness of the use of the elements in consumer technology.
Recharging the Planet
8th September 2011
Professor Clare Grey will talk about some of the latest developments in energy storage and how it will influence future sustainable transport.
Robert Boyle's A Sceptical Chymist
4th August 2011
Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of a Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle with Professor Duncan Thorburn Burns.