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SSF21 - Chemistry In The Movies

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Online Talk with Dr. John O'Donohue

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Public Event (15+). This short and snappy talk will take a scientific and filmographic look at how chemists and chemistry have been portrayed in the movies. It will use short clips and simplified graphics to talk about the topic in an engaging and light-hearted format.

The movies chosen for this discussion are based around a number of themes; problem solving, plot devices, chemical companies and people. Details about where and how to access the relevant movies in Ireland will also be provided (Netflix, Youtube, Apple etc).

We hope this talk will give you the inspiration to start your own chemistry movie marathon! This talk is aimed at adults as there are some references to movies and themes which are certified 15. Dr John O’Donoghue is the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Coordinator for Ireland.

On behalf of the RSC he supports trainee and established science teachers through the development, adaption and provision of CPD and resources based on the Irish curriculum. He is based at the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) where he teaches chemistry to non-science students and coordinates the unique chemistry education and public engagement (EPE) course for science PhD students.

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