We had eleven demonstrations running concurrently at Challney High School for Girls last Thursday and this perimitted most demonstrators to have a break during which they were able to see their colleagues in action.  The day was a great success, the girls asked intelligent questions and the Head of Science has asked me to book next year’s Chemistry at Work day again, as soon as possible. All the demonstrators were experienced, some having participated regularly for ten years or more!

The demonstrations  involved:

  1. Active Luton – Healthy Pools for a Health Swim
  2. Anglian Water – Pure Water
  3. Bedfordshire Police – Police Chemistry
  4. Bluefield Centre – Poisons & How They Work
  5. BRE – Fire and Buildings
  6. Bugs & Beasties – Earth Worms
  7. Chartered Civil Engineer – Roads & Potholes
  8. Mid-Bucks Beekeepers – The Honey Bees
  9. Proctor & Gamble – Hair Styling and Gel Fiormation
  10. Research Chemist– Discovering Medicines
  11. Steve Bainbridge – Asbestos Proection but Dangerous Dust
    The reserve was Paramagnetism and the Chemistry of Fire from EBA

I am doing all I can to get through the RSC’s sudden recent funding changes. Any more suggestions of possible funders are welcome.

With my grateful thanks to all the demonstrators.

Derek Jones
Event Organiser