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The Poetry of the Periodic Table – Thinktank, Birmingham, 9 November

What happens when you bring together a chemist researcher and a poet who has written pieces of work inspired by the periodic table?

Find out at The Poetry of the Periodic Table!

Little Atoms presents the second of our Two Cultures In Conversation evenings. Join award-winning poet Isobel Dixon and Dr Zoe Schnepp of the University of Birmingham to explore the elementary, from Arsenic to Zirconium. Birmingham’s Thinktank provide’s the perfect location for a night where we use poetry and science to examine the stuff that makes up our world.

Local poetry publisher the Emma Press will create specially commissioned illustration and poetry to mark what will be a truly unusual evening.

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Chemistry World’s annual science communication competition

Chemistry World’s annual science communication competition returns and is now open for entries. The topic this year: chemistry and art!

The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for students, postgraduates, researcher or anyone with knowledge of science and an interest in science communication to demonstrate their skill and be published in Chemistry World. 

Things That Go Pop: A review

Back on Sept 6th, on the opening night of the British Science Festival, the Public Engagement Working Group helped sponsor an event curated by Flatpack film festival. Things That Go Pop was an evening of combustible vapours, scientific cocktails, and free thinking inspired by chemist, theologian, and all-round visionary Joseph Priestley. This event was included in the British Science Festival programme and featured experiments and demos led by University of Birmingham researchers from Chemistry and History departments. In the lead up to the event, the University’s research pop-up shopThink Corner  also ran chemistry inspired activities to promote Things That Go Pop.

Chemist, Rowena Fletcher-Wood was one UoB researcher who was part of the evening’s activities. We asked Rowena to write us a mini-review which you can read below.

Were you there? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments below! Should we do more of this type of thing?