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Running across cornflour slime

After a three-year absence, the Chemistry Open Day made a welcome return on Saturday 18 March 2023.

As always, we delighted in inspiring young scientists of the future (and their parents and grandparents!) with a range of hands-on scientific activities from making liquid nitrogen ice cream, lava lamps and rainbow water, to examining the weird and wonderful behaviour of cornflour slime.

All activities were built around the joys of scientific discovery, with the emphasis on things that children could try out for themselves.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust which makes this event possible.

See the photo gallery of activities.

The Chemistry Open Day is one of the many events that was held as part of the Cambridge Festival throughout Cambridge from 17 March through 2 April.