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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
3rd May 2012
Stories from the 19th and 20th centuries about chemistry's central role in contemporary culture
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.
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.
From the Romans to the Ring Main
7th April 2011
Navigate the surprising and fascinating twists and turns of the history of London's water supply with Rob Casey from Thames Water.
10th February 2011
Take a trip through the weird world of drug use and abuse, with writer and scientist John Mann
7th October 2010
Richard Pike, CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry, delves into the history of the RSC as part of a lecture series by all Burlington House Societies to celebrate the Story of London Festival.
2nd September 2010
We've all seen it on TV, but what role does forensics really play in a criminal investigation? Peter White, consultant and Professor of Forensic Science, reveals all.
5th August 2010
Once upon a time some bright spark made a drink that was tasty, alcoholic and safer than water. What was this miracle drink? Beer!