Friends of Catalyst
A friends organisation was formed in 1987 to support Catalyst and now has more than fifty members. Its aims include:
The Museum is continually expanding its activities and needs more support from its Friends to help it achieve this growth.
Please help us to help the Museum by joining the Friends today.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Friends can make a valuable contribution to the practical work of Catalyst by helping in a range of interesting Museum activities.
These currently include:-
There are two categories of membership, category a (membership only) and category b (membership PLUS annual admission to the museum)
Annual subscription rates are currently as follows:
Students (single membership subscription) £14
Organised by ‘Friends of Catalyst’ and Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes SciBar meets on the second Wednesday of each month (not August) at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes. It’s an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting, be entertained with talks from science professionals and discuss topics with like minded individuals.
7:30 pm, Wednesday 12th November 2014 at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes.
The First World War - Its Chemical Origins
Professor Alan Dronsfield, Historical Group, Royal Society of Chemistry
Although poison gases were first employed in the 1914-18 war, the consequent fatalities were relatively few compared to the millions who perished through the application of high explosives and synthetic propellants.
The 19th century chemistry which underpinned the industrial production of these materials, particularly in Germany, will be the main feature of the talk.
Large scale manufacturing organic chemistry really started with the synthetic dyestuffs industry, and the lecture will include at least one demonstration of early dyeing.