Is 'The Martian' real?
14:30 - 15:30, Sunday 11 October 2015
Why is Mars so hostile? What are the hazards?
Mixing elements to make exotic liquids
19:30 - 21:00, Tuesday 1 December 2015
Can a liquid as powerful as lava be made at room temperature and actually be useful. Geetha will tell us how ionic liquids have a huge range of uses from electric cars to pharmaceutics.
Alchemy, or How to Make Gold
19:30 - 21:00, Tuesday 17 November 2015
Making gold from other elements. A foolish idea or the foundations of chemistry today? John will take a light-hearted look at what the alchemists tried to achieve.
Elements in Space
19:30 - 21:00, Tuesday 3 November 2015
Despite the vastness of Space, the elements out there are no different from those here on Earth. Mike will explain how we know this and what those elements tell us about our own Solar System’s history.
Dying to be Beautiful
19:30 - 21:00, Tuesday 20 October 2015
Vanity can eclipse common sense when it comes to fashion, and Kathryn will show just how hazardous it can get.
The McCord Bursary Charity Lecture
13:00 - 14:00, Saturday 7 November 2015
The McCord Bursary Charity Lecture proudly presents ....
Oliver Jeffers, picture book maker, illustrator, painter and artist.
The Art of Women
11:00 - 12:00, Tuesday 22 September 2015 - Tuesday 1 December 2015
A ten-week lecture series by Amanda Croft.