Category Archives: elements

Wellcome Elements – Gold Silver Copper and Tin

It’s 2012 and Hugh Aldersey-Williams and I have been co-curating another unique one night only event at the Wellcome Collection, Euston Road London on Friday 22 June 2012 from 7 – 11 pm. If the last two metals don’t immediately … Continue reading

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Elements and the Amazing MBH Laser installation

I should have posted something after Elements – Kill or Cure but am only getting around to it now. In fact, I am only getting over it now. An amazing event with some 1600 people turning up and enjoying themselves … Continue reading

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Amalgamating gold for real

Before anyone writes in and tells me that I’m only concerned with the simple beauty of the process, let me draw your attention to two videos that show how you can use mercury to extract and purify gold and silver. … Continue reading

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Iodine – a short introduction

For those of you coming to Elements on Friday 8 April, here’s a little taster of some of the weirdness you’ll be able to see at the iodine station down in the bowels of the Williams Lounge. In addition to … Continue reading

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A little podcast – Elements 116/118

I’ve done a couple more podcasts for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Chemistry in its Element” series. The latest one to go online is about the mysterious elements 116 and 118. What the hell can one write about two elements … Continue reading

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