Blaze of Steel: Explosive Chemistry – with Andrew Szydlo

Andrew Syzdlo, chemist and school teacher, explores the chemistry of iron and steel. Featuring cool science experiments, explosions and pyrotechnics, this inspiring teacher challenges our perception of these metals’ permanence.
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After the storming success of his family-friendly talk at the Ri, Andrew Szydlo returns to take us through the fantastic world of steel and iron.

This demonstration-packed performance features spectacular white hot reactions, crazy colour changes, welding, angle grinders, gunpowder, 8 pence coins and a working car engine!

Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by pupils and Ri attendees alike.

He has given public lectures around the country, been featured on TV shows and has become a popular part of the Ri Channel in the last year.

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25 thought on “Blaze of Steel: Explosive Chemistry – with Andrew Szydlo”

  1. I fully expect a future Bond villain to kidnap this mad scientist one day to conduct chemical warfare experiments against his will, and he will explain the progress to the villain in the same manner. Spoiler alert bond saves him.

  2. The destruction of provincial grammar schools by grammar school educated, guilt-ridden working-class political extremists was even worse than the Beeching report. Just wanton vandalism. So sad.

  3. “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford.

    Ladies and Gentlemen. This day has come.

  4. Its like reading war and peace if it has no full stops, no sentance ends and restarts, no chapters, just 1 gigantic huge pace with the whole book on it end to end.


    You need to stop talking sometimes to allow what you have said to be commited to the listeners memory. Learn to be a better fking teacher jesus christ.

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