The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is holding a joint meeting with the Department of Chemistry, University College London on Friday 10 December 2004. It will be held in the Ramsay Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ starting at 1.45pm. Prior to the meeting a sandwich lunch will be available in the Nyholm Room.


1.00pm Lunch: Nyholm Room

1.45pm Introduction

2.00pm Hasok Chang: University College, London “Edward Turner and atomic weights.”

2.40pm Colin Russell: The Open University and Cambridge University “Ethereal Philosopher: Alexander Williamson.”

3.20pm Tea and biscuits

3.40pm Gerrylynn Roberts: The Open University “UCL Chemistry Students and the British Chemical Community, 1887 to 1956.”

4.20pm Yoshiyuki Kikuchi: The Open University “The impact of chemical education at University College, London on Japanese chemistry, education and industry.”

5.00pm Break

5.05pm Alwyn Davies: University College, London “Ramsay: the man, the myth and the bicycle.”

5.45pm Closing Remarks

6.00pm Unveiling of RSC Chemical Heritage Plaque to commemorate William Ramsay’s Nobel Prize for the discovery of the inert gases

The meeting is open to all at a fee of £10.00 (to include tea and biscuits). The sandwich lunch costs £6.

For a downloadable booking form please see the “Events” section of the Society’s website

Booking forms can also be obtained from SHAC’s Honorary Secretary, Dr Anna Simmons on [email protected] or at the Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA