Scifest Africa 2017

Well I’m safely back from another hectic couple of weeks at Scifest Africa, the South African National Science Festival. In addition to Scifest itself I was involved in outreach at schools in Uitenhage and Grahamstwon, the iRhini township festival, the Department of Education in Port Elizabeth and also did some work with Johnson Matthey in Germiston. The highlight had to be my spot […]

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What’s in store

The remainder of the year is looking exciting for the Kitchen Chemist. In addition to the local appearances there is a return to South Africa with Kitchen Chemistry: Seconds, a return to “where science lives” in November and a mini-tour of the South West in December.

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Why is 175 so important to the RSC this year?

If you have anything to do with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) you will have noticed that the number 175 features heavily this year. We have 175 Faces of Chemistry, 175 Minutes of Chemistry and the give-away 175 Anniversary Exhibition. Yes, the oldest chemical society in the world is 175 years old this year.

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Looking forward, looking back.

Time to review the last year and take a look at what is in store for this one. In addition to my two regular South Africa trips I was able to do something especially exciting last year. In addition there is a (nearly) all new Kitchen Chemistry for this year.

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Scifest Africa 2015

Now I am safely back home I have a little time to reflect on my trip to Scifest this year. I think I was the busiest I have ever been. This year South Africa’s National Science Festival was sandwiched between appearances at the Cape Town Science Centre and the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg.

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