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From Handwarmers to Heating Homes: Combating Fuel Poverty

Highly successful academic-industrial collaboration has resulted in the development of heat batteries that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and the levels of fuel poverty in social housing. Chaired by Dr Siobhán Jordan from Interface, Prof. Colin Pulham, Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and Andrew Bissell, CEO of Sunamp, will present their work.

A National Network for Applications of High-Field NMR in the Life and Physical Sciences

Opening Symposium Programme

Time: 14.05 – 14.20
Speaker: Prof Dušan Uhrín
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Talk Title: Introduction to the Scottish High-Field NMR (SHF NMR) Centre

Time: 14.20 – 14.40
Speaker: Mr Scott Jarmusch
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Talk Title: Class II lasso peptides from extremotolerant Streptomyces sp.

Tiny Tots Science

Our chemists will be joining this day to help make giant bubbles, explore the world around us with magnifying glasses and getting messy with non-Newtonian fluids aka cornflour mix! There will also be a Teddy Bear hospital to teach you how to keep you (and teddy’s!) body strong and healthy.

Doors Open Day

As part of the city-wide Doors Open Day weekend we will be opening the doors of Joseph Black and welcoming you in to the School of Chemistry. There will be tours all day, leaving on the hour and lots of hands on activities to learn about the chemistry that happens in our building. We will of course also be making our legendary ice cream freshly made in front of your eyes with liquid nitrogen!

A stall at last year's doors open day