Kitchen Chemistry: shows, additions and more

So much for being “more active over the next few months”. It has taken nearly a year to develop the additional pages I promised in the last post. In the meantime I have been busy with other projects and on the road with the Kitchen Chemistry show.

I had hoped that some of the material that I used for the Futurelearn course would be simple to drop into the website, but that proved not to be the case. Now, however, I have things nearly ready to go, so watch this space!

In the meantime I was able to develop some ideas with Maxine Rushton from the School of Education at the University of East Anglia (UEA). These were used to give one of the UEA Christmas Lectures on “The Science of Santa”. The whole lecture can be viewed at You should be able to spot some Kitchen Chemistry going on.

The nice people from the Royal Society of Chemistry Local Section invited me to give their family lecture on January 10 so Kitchen Chemistry was on the road again. Preparations are also under way for a trip to South Africa again this year. The Kitchen Chemistry will be appearing at the Cape Town Science Centre, Scifest Africa – the National Science Festival, and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg.

The Avogadro’s Lab section of the website has also been updated so all the articles that have been published in The Mole are linked from there.