Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bangs and Meringues 2010

As term gets ever closer the reality hits that everone is expecting me to do demo lecture and the level of expectation just scares the hell out of me. How does one build a new show? And from what? In … Continue reading

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Tipping Point 2010

Term is approaching at an alarming rate. But I get to take a couple of days off at Tipping Point in Oxford. I feel very privileged – I was asked last year by Mark Maslin of UCL Environmental Institute who … Continue reading

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Gooch’s crucible and the Zen of the Mole

My monthly Classic Kit article has just been posted to the RSC’s website. It’s about Charles Austin Gooch, the inventor of the Gooch crucible. As usual I overshot my word limit by several hundred words and my poor editor Phillip … Continue reading

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