In this engaging and explosive lecture, Andrew Szydło will capture your imagination. Using demonstrations to illustrate key points, Andrew will bring to life some of the most important historical and comtemporary experiments that have shaped, not only the study of chemistry, but our day-to-day lives.

Suitable for all ages

Dr Zbigniew A. Szydło also known as Andrew Szydło. He is a chemist, academic and teacher, and has taught at Highgate School since 1975. He was born in 1949 in London to Polish parents, and attended Latymer Upper School, and then Imperial College London (entrance scholarship) and University College London.  He holds MSc, PhD, DIC, ACGI, CChem and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

An expert on the history of alchemy, Szydło is the author of the standard work on the Polish alchemist, Michael Sendivogius. The thesis of his book ”Water that does not wet hands”: The Alchemy of Michael Sendivogius, which argues that Sendivogius’ role in the discovery of oxygen has not received proper attention, has won widespread acceptance within the academic community. He is the author of numerous articles, both popular and scholarly, on chemical education and the history of chemistry.  He is an internationally acknowledged teacher of chemistry and frequently gives public lectures in the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Namibia and Poland.  He has also appeared in six educational television serials and has given several lectures for families with children at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, in London. He also appeared at TEDx Newcastle in October 2018.  Many of his lectures are available on YouTube.

In September 2020 Dr Andrew Szydlo won The 2020 Silver Pearson National Teaching Award for Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Department for Education.

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