On Thursday 14th November, 19 Chemistry students attended a “Science Live” event in Whitworth Hall, Oxford Road, Manchester. Whitworth Hall is a Grade II listed building and part of The University of Manchester. The event was specifically designed for A-level Chemistry students and provided the chance to hear some of the best scientists who are working at the cutting edge of their specialisms. The scientists who gave talks were: Dr Suze Kundu who spoke about her ‘Adventures at Nano Scale’, Dr Philip Ball who told us all why ‘Water is Weird’, Professor Peter Atkins (author of many textbooks on the University chemistry undergraduate degree reading list!) who lectured on ‘Energy and Entropy’, Professor Lucy Carpenter who gave us a ‘Round-the-World Tour of Atmospheric Chemistry’ and finally Professor Andrea Sella, who gave a mesmerising and thought provoking talk on ‘Nerve Agents: Chemistry’s Dirty Secret’. There were also two sessions from a specialist Chemistry examiner, giving the students tips on Revision and Examination Techniques. The day showed the students how Chemistry can lead to an interesting and diverse career.
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