These run in Manchester and in Bolton, with the Manchester lecture named on honour of former staff member, Dr John Salthouse, who toured similar spectacular chemistry demonstration lectures around the country, and indeed, around the world.
The chosen lecturer is varied from year to year, but is always entertaining and informative. Past lecturers have included Dr John Kilkoyne, ‘the man in the shed’ from Brainiac fame, and Dr Robyn Wheldon-Williams, world-record holder in the number of people trapped inside a bubble.
The lecture places (generally up to 30 per school) are provided free of charge. If you are not on the mailing list to which details are posted around October each year, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get added.
The Bolton Lectures, named in honour of Ernest Worthington, Bolton Schoolteacher, are also advertised via the same mechanism. Together they help to enthuse around 1,000 children per annum with the joys of chemistry.