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Scientists at Manchester University make chemistry easy through bitesize videos

The project aims to simplify science Photo: Manchester University

Scientists based at The University of Manchester School of Chemistry have devised a series of videos to help explain complex scientific achievements.

The series called ‘CAMERA’ (Chemistry at Manchester Explains Research Advances) utilises simple diagrams and talking heads to help explain more complex chemistry ideologies and are based on papers released by the School of Chemistry over the past two years.

The papers explore a variety of societal issues from Parkinsons to Vitamin B2 and its relationship with genes.

The series is the brainchild of Professor Steve Liddle who wants to make science more accessible:

It can be really difficult for the outside world to see what science we do, and how it relates to real life, because it is so involved nowadays. With this series of films we wanted to lift the lid on that and give people who are interested in science, of whom there are a good many, a way to obtain genuine insight into the massive developments coming out of the School of Chemistry here at the University of Manchester.

– Steve Liddle, Professor and Head of Inorganic Chemistry

He says this is just the beginning:“The first 10 videos are just the beginning, because they are just a fraction of the exciting science that my colleagues are researching, so keep an eye out as we release more videos describing our science in the future!”