Prof Andrea Sella

The Story of Mercury

One of the world’s most exciting speakers on chemistry, Professor Andrea Sella, tells the story of Mercury, explaining the significance of this element not just for chemistry, but also the development of modern civilisation.

He was recently awarded the Michael Faraday Prize for excellence in science communication – that is exactly what you get from Professor Sella. He will give one of his wonderful lectures, which will ask deep scientific and philosophical questions about the study of molecules and elements – as well as it being a dazzling chemistry demonstration. He is Professor of Chemistry at University College London.