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New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry

///New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry

New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
New and Old Themes in the History of Chemistry
A meeting to honour Bill Brock and mark eighty years of Ambix
 Saturday 20 May 2017
Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
(Underground: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus)

 PROGRAMME

10.00     Registration and Coffee

10.30     Carolyn Cobbold (University of Cambridge): Yeast, a Problem. The Rise of Chemical Bread Technologies in the 19th century

11.00     Rupert Cole (UCL / RI): ‘Chemist has the answer’ (The Guardian): George Porter, a cheerleader for chemistry in post-war Britain

11.30     Coffee

12.00     Aileen Fyfe (University of St Andrews): The development of non-commercial science journals, in Victorian Britain and beyond

12.30     Sally Horrocks (University of Leicester / BL): ‘I wish I could say I had a little chemistry set at home’: What does oral history really tell us about scientists’ childhoods?

1.00       Lunch

2.00       David Knight (University of Durham): Losers and Winners

2.30       Hattie Lloyd (UCL / RI): Fashion and Chemistry – the Incongruous Union

3.00       John Brooke (University of Oxford): Chemistry and Secularity: From the Most to the Least Spiritual of the Sciences

3.30       Tea

4.00       Bill Brock (University of Leicester): Distilling History through the Ambix

4.30       Round table including Bill Brock, Alan Rocke, John Brooke and David Knight

5.15       Reception and Presentation to Bill Brock

6.00       Close

The fee is £15 (SHAC and Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group members), otherwise £20.  To register: visit

http://www.ambix.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SHACSpringMeeting2017Flyerrevised16mar2017.pdf

On behalf of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry by Dr Anna Simmons, Joint Honorary Secretary

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