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A history of the periodic table by Professor Peter Wothers

6:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday 23 March
3:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

McGrath Centre, St Catharine's College Trumpington Street, CB1 2RL

The periodic table brings order to the 118 known elements. In his lecture, Professor Peter Wothers will look at the development of the table from the time when the elements first began to be recognised, through the 1860s when several workers independently suggested their own versions, eventually leading to the current familiar form in use today. The very earliest forms of the periodic table will be on display in St Catharine’s College, to accompany the lecture. Examples include Mendeleev’s famous version from 1869, alongside what is regarded as the very first recognised periodic table from 7 years earlier.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Format: Exhibition, Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Step-free access, Hearing loop
Image copyright: Nathan Pit ©University of Cambridge

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