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Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

A Little Light Relief

Professor David Phillips CBE

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Light, particularly sunlight, has always occupied a mystical power and is commonly held to bestow good health upon recipients of its rays.  That there is both truth and fallacy in such beliefs will be demonstrated as the science of photo-medicine is dealt with from a chemist’s point of view. The subject encompasses the effects of light on the skin, diagnostic uses of light, and therapeutic aspects, with a brief consideration of the harmful effects of solar radiation. The lecture will be illustrated with demonstrations. No prior knowledge of chemistry or science is necessary. 


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Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
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Professor Phillips is Senior Research Investigator at the Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Chemistry at Imperial College, London.

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2 November 2016

A Little Light Relief
Professor David Phillips CBE

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