International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Sue Blake Ideas Activities
  • Director, Singtastic, Teignmouth Science Festival
    Teignmouth, Devon, UK
  • Email
    Tel 01626 776 586
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  • Organizations:

    Singtastic, Teignmouth Science Festival
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Singtastic is all about celebrating science through the songs of science-mad songwriter David Haines.

David is very interested in IYC 2011 because he says he doesn't know much about Chemistry [he was probably only joking]. The last time he confessed ignorance was with regard to Biology, triggering the desire to learn more, resulting in him writing his first Science Oratorio, Lifetime, which has been performed widely both in the UK and the USA.

The first Teignmouth Science Festival took place during National Science and Engineering Week on Friday 19th March at the Carlton Theatre. Everyone agreed it was a great success.

The 2011 Teignmouth Science Festival, to run over several days, plans to celebrate IYC together with the NSEW theme and an exploration of 'science in Teignmouth'