Stuff I’ve done

This page will eventually gather non-academic stuff I’ve done or been involved in. What’s here is very incomplete.

A few video clips

The chemical reaction that can’t make up its mind – RI Channel 2016

Feynman’s Building Blocks – the first law of thermodynamics – RI Channel 2016

Hypergolic fuels – scary stuff especially when you’ve lost your voice (Royal Institution videos) – RI Channel 2015

My Royal Institute Friday Evening Discourse, Terra Rara, June 2013.

The Barking Dog with the BBC’s Genius of Invention.

[A photograph of a bright blue light]

The spectacular Barking Dog reaction – the combustion of CS2 with NO. Fast and rather terrifying.

A little video homage to glassblowers and to the lanthanides (with thanks to UCL glassblower John Cowley and to Ed Prosser who made the film).

From urine to the philosophers’ stone (from Story of Science, with Michael Mosley)

Lab Report: Eggs, Golfballs and Poetry (thanks to Alom Shaha)

A short film about gold (for Wellcome Collection).

A short film about tin (for Wellcome Collection)

A short film about copper (for Wellcome Collection)

A short film about iodine (for Wellcome Collection)

A short film about silver (for Wellcome Collection)

A short film about mercury (for Wellcome Collection)

A short film about oxygen (for Wellcome Collection)

The Science of White (thanks to Alom Shaha).

Treasures of the Earth – Gems (Nova) – 2016

Treasures of the Earth – Metals (Nova) – 2016

Television and Radio

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