Science festival blues

First posted on FB 13/03/2020

Here in Cambridge we are sorry to be missing the usual Science Festival fun this year – everything is cancelled for obvious reasons. So to satisfy anyone who has a need for a few chemistry demos, here are some photos from my launch event back in October. I’ll see if I can get some video clips sorted too. To start us off, this truly amazing shot of Jim Gamble firing a tallow candle from Shaw’s Crimean war musket.
Photo courtesy of the University of Nottingham School of Chemistry – I believe it was taken by one of the glassblowers but don’t know his name.

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