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  • Date and time: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Room C/A/101, Chemistry Buildings, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Yorkshire Philosophical Society Lecture

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry.

A colourful Christmas demonstration lecture filled with spectacular chemical changes.  Highlights to include Charles’ law illustrated by helium filled balloons, home-made vanilla and brandy ice cream, and flaming methane bubbles.


Professor Sir John Holman

Professor Sir John Holman is a former secondary school headteacher and founded the National Science Learning Centre based at the University of York, where he is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. He also serves as senior education adviser to the Gatsby Foundation and is President of the Association for Science Education. From 2015 to 2018 John Holman was President of The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop