CLC Regional Chemistry Conference

On Tuesday 23rd September, CLC hosted the annual Chemistry Conference co-sponsored by Bristol University’s ChemNET and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As well as lectures by PhD student Krishna Mistry and Mr Tim Harrison, from the University of Bristol, GCSE and A Level pupils from CLC, and around 90 students from schools as far away as Portishead, were treated to a dramatic lecture demonstration from Mr Nick Barker of Warwick University.

In the afternoon, College welcomed nearly 300 primary school children, including students from Hester’s Way, Holy Trinity, Richard Pate, Berkhampstead, and Dunally. The children witnessed Tim Harrison’s explosive Gases of the Air demonstrations with colour changing chemicals, a liquid nitrogen shower and spectacular bangs and flashes!

Matt Gill, Head of Chemistry, said “It’s such a wonderful occasion every year where we see young children getting so excited by Chemistry. The children’s enthusiasm is clear to see and they certainly leave with smiles on their faces and some new ideas about the nature of science.”