In an earlier post I had described a talk concerning the harnessing of the power of sunlight. This and other topics concerned with macropolymers was discussed in Melvyn Bragg's In Our TIme series. The programme is well-worth a listen and though it had been recorded, it has the spontaniety that one expects from a group of interesting people.
There was some disagreement among the panelists, who included:
Tony Ryan - Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield
Athene Donald - Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Robinson College
Charlotte Williams - Reader in Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis at Imperial College, London
The programme can be heard on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b018grhm
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The last talk in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) public meetings was about water and was given by Phil Souter of Procter & Gamble (P&G). The talk was chaired by Stephen Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) (www.cia.org.uk)