Dr Peter Wothers Lecture - Braving the Elements Show

To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table, join the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) SA Branch’s guest lecturer Dr Peter Wothers for an exciting and explosive journey through the elements.

This demonstration filled lecture will show you the genius of Mendeleev’s discovery from Argon to Zinc. The show is suitable for ages 7+.


About the speaker

Dr Peter Wothers is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, lecturing to first, second and third year undergraduate students. He has co-authored a number of popular undergraduate textbooks including Why Chemical Reactions Happen, Chemical Structure and Reactivity and Organic Chemistry. Peter has made a number of TV and radio appearances, including giving the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the BBC.

Peter is heavily involved in both the National and International Chemistry Olympiad competitions, and also initiated the successful Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. Peter is Director of Studies in Chemistry for St Catharine's, and supervises many chemistry students. In 2014 he was awarded an MBE for services to chemistry.

Photo credit: Paul Wilkinson

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