Andrew Syzdlo, chemist and school teacher, explores the chemistry of iron and steel. Featuring cool science experiments, explosions and pyrotechnics, this inspiring teacher challenges our perception of these metals’ permanence. After the storming success of his family-friendly talk at the Ri, Andrew Szydlo returns to take us through the fantastic world of steel and iron. This demonstration-packed performance features spectacular white hot reactions, crazy colour changes, welding, angle grinders, gunpowder, 8 pence coins and a working car engine!
Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike. He has given public lectures, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular part of the Ri Channel in the last year.