Category Archives: stories

The Year of Revolution

Classic Kit has turned into something of an obsession – this is shown by the fact that this month is the 75th column in the series. Looking back at the early ones, I wish I could rewrite them and correct … Continue reading

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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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Spooklights – Things That Go Flash in the Dark

I’ve been sorely reprimanded by Alom Shaha and Declan Fleming for not posting anything about this. So for the record here it is. They’re right. I should have written about this earliers. Tomorrow evening – Friday 24 July – as … Continue reading

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Pardy’s Apparatus

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and, for once, I get the chance to write about The Chemist as Hero – Герой нашего времени, if you like. A man so filled with talents that it leaves the rest of … Continue reading

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Everything and Nothing

This is a bit late ‘cos I had a series of screw-ups and various posts here either didn’t go out or went out prematurely. I’ll try to catch up. A couple of years ago I pitched a project called “A … Continue reading

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Ramsay Day – February 9th

Ramsay Day is coming along rather nicely. We have arranged music for the unveiling. At least 20 people are coming on the bike ride (can anyone lend me a helmet-cam?). Sir William may even turn up in person.  Just in … Continue reading

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The Dream Team

I have another of my usual gigs coming up, to give my talk on oscillations and pattern formation called “How the Zebra got its Stripes” (or actually this time it will be called “Painting by Chemistry not by Numbers”) at … Continue reading

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