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Celebrating chemistry - past, present and future

Tuesday 8th November 2011 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00


Emeritus Professor David Phillips OBE, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry

An examination of how chemistry has helped us to understand our world, its contribution to prosperity and where new knowledge is leading us

Chemistry is the great enabling subject that is central to progress in solving global problems. In today’s world, these problems are as vital as new energy sources, food, clean water, and healthcare. David Phillips presents some current research in these areas as well as his own work in the field of targeted photodynamic therapy of cancer.

This lecture is part of our celebrations for the UN International Year of Chemistry, inspired by the Centenary of Marie Curie winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Professor David Phillips OBE BSc PhD CSci CChem FRSC
Professor David Phillips is President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Emeritus Professor and Senior Dean at Imperial College London, where he has also held the posts of Dean of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, Hoffman Professor of Chemistry, and Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Professor Phillips is an exponent of the popularisation and understanding of chemistry and regularly gives many popular science lectures. He was a member of the Committee of Friends of Imperial College for many years and pioneered the introduction of the very popular Behind-the-Scenes visits to laboratories and research centres in the college.

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).
After the lecture a Friends' Table has been reserved at a local restaurant to entertain the speaker and for any of the audience who would like to join us to continue the evening's discussion. A two-course fixed price supper is served including wine, coffee and service charge.
Or if you have already booked for the event and now want to join us for supper Book Supper now

Venue: Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road SW7 2AZ

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