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A video for every element

Sir Martyn Poliakoff is an iconic figure in the world of chemistry – perhaps most recognisable from his role in the YouTube phenomenon The Periodic Table of Videos. We caught up with him about the creation of the series, his early life, and the people who have inspired him.

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Unwrapping the periodic table

Niki Kaiser, chemistry teacher and research lead at Notre Dame High School in Norwich, speaks to us about the wonder of the periodic table, and her experiences of sharing that wonder with her students.

Elements in danger

David Cole-Hamilton – previously president of EuChemS – explains why we need to be mindful of many of the elements as a limited resource.

Finding the periodic table

Royal Society of Chemistry librarian David Allen takes us on a journey through the history of the periodic table, which began long before Mendeleev published his definitive version in 1869.

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