The Elements of Colour

Visit Catalyst on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th June for a chance to see ‘The Elements of Colour’ a special lecture demonstration presented by guest lecturer Dr Peter Hoare (Newcastle University).

The demonstration lecture celebrates 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Shows at 11.30am and 2.00pm each day.

Tickets cost £1.25 per person in addition to the admission charge and can be booked in advance here or bought in reception on the day, but they are limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Our perception and recognition of colours are fundamental to both our survival and our enjoyment of modern life. This lecture will explore some processes in chemistry which either produce or use light energy under four themes of:

  • reactions
  • combustion
  • . . . escences
  • rates

with lots of colourful and sometimes dramatic demonstrations – with the occasional whoosh and even a bang!

The presenter has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering educational and entertaining demonstration lectures to audiences aged from 4 to 94 across North East England and increasingly further afield. He is a former secondary school chemistry teacher with over 20 years experience and was seconded as an RSC Teacher Fellow to Newcastle University in 2008 – 09.