The Secret Life of Shampoo

Dr Peter Wothers, University of Cambridge, UK

Jointly hosted by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and the Royal Society of New Zealand

7.00 pm Wednesday, 8 July, PNBHS Speirs Centre, Featherson Street, Palmerston North

 In addition to the demonstration shows, Dr Peter Wothers will also be giving a public talk. The lively talk, based around the composition of everyday shampoo, explores the strange history behind the names of the ingredients. What connects a urinating camel to a spiral fossil?  In which brands of shampoo can you find “Fooles Bolloxe” and “beaver testicles”? Under the surface of the dry, impenetrable code understood only by the initiated, the language of the chemist contains a fascinating insight into mankind through the ages from astrology to zoology. This talk guarantees you will never look at a bottle of shampoo in quite the same way again!

All welcome!

 This is a free event, but please register to secure your seat at:

http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/events/peter-wothers/