Tayside and Fife Branch: 'Chemistry and Energy: From Steam to Nuclear Power' Dr Mark Read, Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education & Research, University of BirminghamThis demonstration lecture will showcase the chemistry involved in the production and harnessing of energy, from Thomas Newcomen’s first successful steam engine in the world, used to pump water from coal mines of Lord Dudley’s estate in 1712, to modern day nuclear electricity generating power stations – and a lot more along the way! The important role of chemists in developing new materials that convert energy more efficiently and in a less polluting matter will be highlighted when considering energy materials for the future. Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Tayside Section More Information The annual Public Lecture programme seeks to offer a varied and interesting series of talks by accomplished scientists in a range of disciplines. It runs from Autumn to Spring with five or six talks evenly spaced out over the winter months. All talks are FREE and are intended for a non-specialist public audience and are open to everyone. There is no need to book in advance. You may also be interested in the following series of talks which are held locally: Cafe Science Dundee and Cafe Science ExtraThe University of Dundee’s Saturday Evening Lectures Booking for this event has now closed.