Making glass is one of our oldest technologies, refined and developed through the millennia and having an impact in all aspects of modern life. From its deceptively simple beginnings, glass has found a place in art and technology: a material of beauty as well as of utility. This century, glassy materials are now used as scaffolds for regenerating a patient’s lost bone and have the potential to provide smart drug delivery systems in vivo. Professor Newport will illustrate the history, technology and artistry of glass, and try to unravel a little of the science behind it by revealing aspects of research into its atomic-scale properties.
Lectures are held at 11am and are repeated at 2.30pm.
NOTE: Booking essential: phone 01227 769075. Tickets £1 per person