Chemistry - Its Effect on Everyday Life
|Meeting pattern||2nd Tuesday of the Month at 2.00-4.00 pm|
Our meetings continue to be on the second Tuesday of each month, from 2 to 4 pm.
Due to the restrictions on face-to-face meetings all our meetings for the foreseeable future will be via Zoom. If you want to attend a meeting please email me using the "click to send message" link in the top right hand corner and I will send you a link so that you can join the meeting.
The aim of the group has shifted from its original focus on the elements and the Periodic Table. We now look at the role of Chemistry in Everyday Life. We are much more involved in looking at how Chemistry impacts on our everyday life. The group still works in the same way in that each person takes it in turn to prepare then present a 45 to 60 minute talk on their chosen topic.
The programme for 2021 is very varied.
- February 9th Dick will talk about The Beginning of Antibiotics
- March 9th Steve will make a presentation on "Why are Some of Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower Paintings Going Brown"
- April 13th Helen will make a presentation on the topic of "Lab on a Chip"
- May 11th Alison will talk about "All About Rubber"
The last few topics discussed were:
- November 10th Steve talked about "The Noble Gases, their Chemistry and Applications"
- December 8th A general discussion with all contributing "The Chemistry of Christmas"
- January 12th Jim talked about "Design of Experiments"
So as you can see it is very much a self-taught group with each person taking it in turn to research and present roughly an hours’ worth of information on their selected subject. This is generally followed by another hour of discussion loosely based around the topic of the presentation, but it can easily slide off into other interesting avenues. We have the ability to show PowerPoint/Photo file presentations via a laptop linked to a TV. Through this system we can also play YouTube and other website video clips. Some presenters use the modern technology others use paper copies and handouts. Both are perfectly fine.