Christmas: A chemistry carol

We're celebrating Christmas the only way we know how - with Chemistry! Join senior chemistry lecturer Dr Katherine Haxton to explore some of the amazing chemistry to be found in our festive celebrations. Drawing on Christmasses past, present and future, Katherine will show some exciting chemistry demonstrations and experiments. These will explain what is really going on when it snows, whats inside your Christmas meal, and the chemistry hidden inside the humble Christmas cracker.

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Dr Katherine Haxton is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at Keele University, with specific research interests in Chemistry Education and Materials Chemistry. She teaches widely across Inorganic, Industrial, and Sustainable Chemistry.Katherine is particularly interested in opportunities to develop and design assessments that develop broader skills, and in the design and deployment of innovative chemistry courses at module and degree programme level.


The Royal Institution 21 Albermarle St London W1S 4BS

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