AIVC Event – SITP Online : “Chemistry – How to Name Your Element”

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke
Friends IVC Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “How
to name your element” hosted by journalist and science historian Kit

Live event link:

Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink &
think and to discuss the talk from 6.45pm:

About the talk:
Join journalist and science historian Kit Chapman on an adventure across chemistry as he shares the bizarre stories behind the names of the building blocks of science. Which element got its name thanks to a D&D monster? Why couldn’t a German team call the discovery after the nearby town? And how did Lemmy from Motorhead almost end up on the periodic table?

Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist with bylines in the
Daily Telegraph, Nature, New Scientist and Chemistry World, among
others. His first popular science book, Superheavy: Making and Breaking
the Periodic Table, was shortlisted for the AAAS SB&F Prize for
Excellence in Science Books. Kit is currently completing a PhD in the
history and philosophy of science at the University of Sunderland.

New to Skeptics in the Pub or Twitch or both?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will
have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any
questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here:

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to
take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.

We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from
6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after
the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour
after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all
microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the
online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link:

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19
epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver
high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical



April 23


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register:

Manchester IVC