Brimstone, volcanoes and fire with Andrew Szydlo

We are delighted to welcome Ri favourite Andrew Szydlo back to the Ri once again for an all-new lecture exploring the amazing, and sometimes explosive chemistry of sulfur. Andrew will take us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of this curious element, from it’s discovery in 2000BCE to the present day, recreating some long-lost experiments along the way. Andrew will explore the amazing 4000 year history of this fascinating element with a desk filled with exciting chemical demonstrations.

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Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike. He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular part of the Ri's YouTube channel in recent years, where his videos have over 16 million views in total.
During the past 40 years he has given over 500 talks, in addition to teaching chemistry full-time at Highgate School in London. Today he is still based at Highgate School.


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