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Friday, 13 April 2018 - University of York Chemistry Department 10.00am - York

Colourful Chemistry for the U3A Science and Technology Group

Friday 13th April 2018 10:00-14:15

Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, YO10 5DD

Colourfull Chemistry

How have chemists brought colour to our lives?

Why do chemists use colour to help them understand the world around us?

Come along to the University of York to see some colourful reactions and try some experiments for yourselves.

The day will cost £10.00, to include refreshments and buffet lunch.

Please tell us about any dietary requirements or other special needs that you may have.

The day will begin with coffee from 10:00.

Please dress appropriately for the lab. You should wear trousers (no skirts or shorts) and fully enclosed shoes with socks.

We will provide lab coats and safety glasses. Please do not wear contact lenses.

Parking is limited at the University of York, so we will meet at The Eversley Park Centre at 8.45 to car share.

You can park in any of the pay and display car parks

Maps, directions, buses and details of car parks at this link

We will be based in the Chemistry Department,on Campus West – square E2 on the map at the link below.

Campus West map at this link

Free parking is available for Disabled Badge holders, there are a few spaces close to the chemistry department, please contact us for details.

On arrival please go to the Chemistry Reception desk and ask to be directed to room C/B101.

Draft timetable (timings can be flexible)

10:00 Arrival and coffee
10:30 Introductory talk (Colour changing chemicals, from ducks to indicators)
11:00 Introduction to lab session 1, including health and safety
11:15 Lab session 1 red cabbage indicators
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Introduction to lab session 2
13:00 Lab session 2 Clock Reactions ~ a bit of competition
14:00 Summing up and any questions
14:15 Safe journey home

Please register your interest by emailing:

scitech@sherburnu3a.org

with Chemistry in the subject line

A maximun of 20 places are available and places MUST be reserved no later than Friday 6th April 2018

13-04-2018 10:00:00 13-04-2018 12:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - University of York Chemistry Department Colourful Chemistry for the U3A Science and Technology Group Friday 13th April 2018 10:00-14:15 Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, YO10 5DD How have chemists brought colour to our lives? Why do chemists use colour to help them understand the world around us? Come along to the University of York to see some colourful reactions and try some experiments for yourselves. The day will cost £10.00, to include refreshments and buffet lunch. Please tell us about any dietary requirements or other special needs that you may have. The day will begin with coffee from 10:00. Please dress appropriately for the lab. You should wear trousers (no skirts or shorts) and fully enclosed shoes with socks. We will provide lab coats and safety glasses. Please do not wear contact lenses. Parking is limited at the University of York, so we will meet at The Eversley Park Centre at 8.45 to car share. You can park in any of the pay and display car parks Maps, directions, buses and details of car parks at this link We will be based in the Chemistry Department,on Campus West – square E2 on the map at the link below. Campus West map at this link Free parking is available for Disabled Badge holders, there are a few spaces close to the chemistry department, please contact us for details. On arrival please go to the Chemistry Reception desk and ask to be directed to room C/B101. Draft timetable (timings can be flexible) 10:00 Arrival and coffee 10:30 Introductory talk (Colour changing chemicals, from ducks to indicators) 11:00 Introduction to lab session 1, including health and safety 11:15 Lab session 1 red cabbage indicators 12:00 Lunch 12:45 Introduction to lab session 2 13:00 Lab session 2 Clock Reactions ~ a bit of competition 14:00 Summing up and any questions 14:15 Safe journey home Please register your interest by emailing: scitech@sherburnu3a.org with Chemistry in the subject line A maximun of 20 places are available and places MUST be reserved no later than Friday 6th April 2018 York

Friday, 20 April 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 11.00am - Venue To Be Advised

20-04-2018 11:00:00 20-04-2018 13:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting Venue To Be Advised

Friday, 20 July 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 11.00am - Venue To Be Advised

20-07-2018 11:00:00 20-07-2018 13:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting Venue To Be Advised

Friday, 19 October 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 11.00am - Venue To Be Advised

19-10-2018 11:00:00 19-10-2018 13:00:00 Europe/London Science And Technology - Quarterly Meeting Venue To Be Advised

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Reports on past visits -

Maltings Organic Treatment - August 2017 (report by David Mills)

Stockbridge Technology Centre - July 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

University of York - Department of Electronic Engineering - June 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum - June 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Crich Tramway Village - May 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Macclesfield Silk Museum and Paradise Mill - April 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Thackray Medical Museum - March 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum and the Angel of the North - October 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Black Sheep Brewery - August 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Sci-Tech Group Visit to Edinburgh and Falkirk - April 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Discovery Museum - March 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

The Gamelan Musical Instrument - March 2016 (report by Francis Newton)

Incredible Indigo - February 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Bradford Industrial Museum and the National Media Museum - November 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village - October 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Black Country Living Museum - September 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

DNA Fingerprinting - September 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Quarry Bank Mill - July 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Museum of Science and Industry - May 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

RAF Scampton Museum - April 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

National Space Centre - March 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Drax Power Station - February 2015

Ironbridge Weekend - October 2014

DNA Fingerprinting - September 2014

Jodrell Bank - August 2014 (report by Lorna Pope)

Department of Music - March 2014

Liverpool - November 2013

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival - February 2013

Castle Museum York - January 2013

Hull Museums and Old Town Tour - November 2012

Castleton Bakewell Blue John Cavern - September 2012

Anderton Boat Lift - July 2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - June 2012

David Mellor Design - May 2012

Eden Camp - April 2012

World Of Glass - March 2012

Jorvik And Barley Hall - February 2012

National Coal Mining Museum - January 2012

Saltaire - October 2011

Hatworks And Stockport - September 2011

Streetlife - August 2011

Beamish - July 2011

Black Sheep Brewery - June 2011

Wensleydale Creamery and Gayle Mill - May 2011

Thackray - April 2011

Drax Power Station - March 2011 Back to Top