Chemistry World

First posted on FB 05/06/2020 Delighted to be reviewed in Chemistry World, the membership magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To quote Professor Bill Griffith, “an enchanting memoir… a joy to read, clearly written and fully reference with an excellent index.” (Given that I did the indexing myself, I’m pretty chuffed with it beingContinue reading “Chemistry World”

Periodic Table of Nottingham

First posted on FB 14/03/2020 When I was in Nottingham last year I took a quick snap of the Periodic Table of Nottingham where all element symbols stand for something associated with the city. I looked at sulfur, S, to see if it stood for Shaw (but it is Standard Hill) but didn’t have timeContinue reading “Periodic Table of Nottingham”

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

First posted on 11/02/2020 Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020. I don’t know much about how Brian Shaw encouraged women in chemistry, but I do know that he was very keen for them to take up rifle shooting. In the 1930s he established a women’s section of the UniversityContinue reading “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Chemistry at the RI

First posted on FB 28/12/2019 This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures begin broadcasting tonight on BBC4 at 8pm, from the famous lecture theatre in which B D Shaw gave a Friday Evening Discourse in 1969. This year’s lectures are on maths but if you fancy something more reminiscent of Shaw, then three given by chemists,Continue reading “Chemistry at the RI”