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Public history of science lecture by Dr Susan Mossman
Plastics pioneers had great aspirations for their new materials. Roland Barthes called plastics “a miraculous substance . . . a transformation of nature”. Serendipity, careful experimentation and entrepreneurial skills have all played significant roles in the development of modern plastics. This presentation will assess whether the visions of key early pioneers such as Leo Baekeland have been realised today.
The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend. No prior booking is required - seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors will open at 12.30pm.
Please contact Felicity Henderson on 020 74512597 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries about this event.
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