A taste of chemistry

Course Dates: 17/09/22
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Chemistry is fundamental to life and the world around us. Natural chemical processes sustain biological organisms, shape the world as we experience it, and have been detected on distant planets. Join this course for a taster of the basic concepts of chemistry.
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Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00

Course Code: HS273

Sat, day, 17 Sep - 17 Sep '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

In this taster course, we touch upon some of the basic concepts of chemistry to provide insights into some of the most important areas in the field.

What will we cover?

- Organic and inorganic chemistry
- The chemical structure of life and the foods which sustain it
- The impact of chemistry upon humans and the environment.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand the differences between organic and inorganic chemistry
- Explain the impact of chemistry upon humans and the environment.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge of chemistry is required. However an enthusiasm for learning and an open and critical mind will enhance your enjoyment and benefit from this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will consist of a lecture as well as class discussion - all information will be supplied via Powerpoint slides and notes which will be distributed online.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs. Students who wish to take notes will need pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Gary Retallick's other courses include HS243 The Periodic Table on 15/10-22/10/22 & HS288 Chemistry from alpha carbon to zymurgy on 18/03-25/03/23.
He also teaches HS181 The physics of time on 17/06-24/06/23.
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Gary Retallick

Dr. Gary Retallick got his Phd in Physics at Kings college in London in 2006. His dissertation explored the physics of time, touching upon relativity, field equations, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and metaphysics. Followng a stint within the world of teaching philosophy, Gary now teaches physics and mathematics at both Birkbeck College and the Open University alongside running several physics, chemistry and maths courses at City Lit (incl. Cornish).

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