University of Chester: Materials for the 21st Century Lecture
November 01st 2016

University of Chester: Materials for the 21st Century Lecture

Year 7 – 13 students can enjoy this miraculous materials talk from Mark Miodownik!

Mark Miodownik reveals the amazing stories behind everyday objects of desire and how they are transformed from raw materials into the very stuff of the modern world.

He will take us on a journey into the inner space of materials. The journey into this microscopic world reveals the science behind our food, our clothes, our gadgets, our jewellery, and of course our bodies. Mark is an engineer and materials scientist and director of the Institute of Making at University College London. He has given the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and regularly presents BBC TV programmes on materials science and engineering including Dara O’Briain’s Science Club for BBC2 and Chef vs Science, challenging Marcus Wareing to a cooking contest to investigate the materials science of food.

Can sound change the taste of chocolate?
What is the weirdest way to cook steak?

Mark has written several books including – Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World.
Mark was recently included in the The Times list of the top 100 most influential people in UK science. In 2013 he won the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal. “Everything is made of something. Take away concrete, glass, textiles, metal, and the other materials from our lives and we are left naked, shivering in a muddy field.”

The daytime lectures will be from 10.30 to 11.30 and 13.15 to 14.15
14th December 2016
School students can attend either lecture and it is for Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
The lecture is free.
To book places please contact Angela Lupton: [email protected]

University of Chester
Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane,
Ince, Chester, CH2 4NU.

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