A Kitchen Chemistry Christmas.

The lead up to Christmas has been quite busy for the Kitchen Chemist. There have been shows in London, Norwich, Warwick, and Woodbridge, all in the space of one week.

Science in Action 2017, Warwick University Arts Centre

Science in Action 2017, Warwick University Arts Centre

The action started with another appearance at “Science in Action”, but this time at the Warwick University Arts Centre. It involved a lot of travelling for a single show, but the venue was huge and full of schoolchildren.

Science in Action 2017, Emmanuel Centre, London

Science in Action 2017, Emmanuel Centre, London

I didn’t have the opportunity to take a photo of the venue at the Friends House on Euston Road, London, so we’ll have to make do with the first appearance in this set of three, at the Emmanuel Centre. All three were for The Training Partnership¬†as part of their “Science in Action” series.

Wensum Junior, Science Day

Wensum Junior, Science Day

Next up was an afternoon at Wensum Junior as part of their Science Day. From an audience of about 1000 in Warwick University I was down to around 20 in the School Hall. It was amazing to see all the scientists coming and going and it was a pleasure to be able to be part of the day.

Later that week I was at Woodbridge School kicking off a series of STEM enrichment events. The photographer got some great pictures, as you can see. She managed to get the timing just right for both the “Whoosh Bottle” and the “Flaming Custard” experiments.

Woodbridge School
Woodbridge School
My part of Woodbridge School STEM Enrichment series

To round off the year my colleague Maxine Rushton and I reprised our “Science of Santa” lecture for the Primary PGCE students in the School of Education at the University of East Anglia. We try to put a scientific spin on the Santa Story with lots of appropriate demonstrations. Santa’s Sleigh, for example, should be invisible – can you see it in the picture?

The Science of Santa

The Science of Santa

That is all for this year. I wish all my followers and visitors the very best wishes for the festive season and a very happy and prosperous New Year.