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Wrexham Glyndwr University to host lecture series in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry

November 23 2016

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More than 30 live science demonstrations will feature in a family-focused lecture about the use of light in modern-day technology and everyday life.

Chemistry and Light, on Wednesday 14 December from 6.30pm-9pm, is one of three science presentations being hosted by Wrexham Glyndwr University in the run up to Christmas.

The talks have been organised in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Learned Society for Wales (LSW).

Swansea University’s Dr Peter Douglas is hosting the Chemistry and Light talk, which will use science experiments to show the importance of photochemistry in modern-day life.

Oil recovery and spectroscopy are the themes for two daytime talks earlier in the month.

Kicking off the lecture series, on Wednesday December 7 Durham University’s Professor H Chris Greenwell will lead the talk ‘Enhanced Oil Recovery – Nano-scale understanding, maximising oil field recovery.’

The event takes is being held from 1.45pm-3pm at Wrexham Glyndwr University’s main campus on Mold Road, Wrexham.

‘Chemistry in-vacuo – Suck it and see!,’ on Friday December 9 from 1.45pm-3pm, looks at the subject of spectroscopy, under the guidance of Professor Peter Licence from the University of Nottingham.

An additional event in 2017 rounds off the series of lectures supported by the RSC and the LSW.

Professor Jackie Akhavan from Cranfield University will visit Wrexham Glyndwr University from 1.45pm-3pm on Thursday 2 March to deliver a talk on Explosives: The past, present and future.

Andy Cairns, events logistics officer at Wrexham Glyndwr University, said: “Wrexham Glyndwr University is proud to bring this series of events to North East Wales in conjunction with the RSC and the LSW.

“The university is passionate about its links to both science and the community and we’re looking forward to providing families and individuals alike with a programme of events which is both entertaining and informative.”

To book on to the Chemistry and Light talk on Wednesday 14 December, free of charge, visit

For all other events, reservations can be made via the Royal Society of Chemistry at