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LIMITED TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR - Table talk: a lecture celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Mendeleev's Periodic Table

Saturday 16 March: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 16 March: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Saturday 16 March: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 17 March: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday 18 March: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Department of Chemistry, BMS Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW

Table Talk - A Lecture Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Mendeleev's Periodic Table by Dr Peter Wothers.

Dr Wothers celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table in a demonstration lecture that explores how the iconic arrangement came about, what it means and how it works. From its earliest beginnings, he explains why several different arrangements all appeared around the same time 150 years ago, and investigates how atomic structure gives rise to the diverse range of chemical properties from metals which explode in water, to elements which enable things to burn. Incorporating some exciting new demonstrations, and with help from the audience we'll find out why our saucepans should be out of diamond, and where to find bags of separate atoms.

Warning: Loud Bangs!

Supported by the Walters Kundert Charitable Trust.

Pre-book tickets at:
For queries only, email: or telephone: 01223 336300

Ticket requests made after 4.30pm on Thursday 14 March will not be processed. Seats and uncollected tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis 10 minutes before the lecture begins.

Booking Information

Booking required


Full access, Accessible toilet

Additional Information

Age: 8+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free