OCR presents top demonstrator Professor Hal Sosabowski
12 December 2011
At the ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool in January 2012, Gold Partner OCR is presenting a practical demonstration by Professor Hal Sosabowski, one of the foremost Chemistry demonstrators in the UK.
He is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s face in the International Year of Chemistry and in January was the first chemist in history to cause explosions at the House of Commons, picking up where Guy Fawkes left off.
Hal will give demonstrations such as the Exploding Ostrich Egg, Manufacturing Liquid Oxygen, Chemiluminescence, YBCO Levitation and the world’s biggest N2O/CS2 Barking Dogs.
Hal holds a Chair in the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Brighton.
He has a BSc and PhD in chemistry from the University of London and an MBA and MA (Marketing) from the University of Brighton.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, twice awarded the University of Brighton Teaching Excellence Award and thrice the University of Brighton Innovation Award. He was made the 2005 Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow and awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chemistry.
He has a wide spectrum of science-on-television appearances, including children’s television where he co-presented the lab on ITV’s Ministry of Mayhem and BBC’s Bright Sparks, on which he had his own science slot. He has also appeared on mainstream science programmes such as BBC4’s The Volatile History of Chemistry, National Geographic’s The Mystery Files and BBC’s History Cold Case.
Hal is the resident Science Boffin for several local radio stations, Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and ITV’s Meridian News. He is/was Science Consultant for: Big Brother (Endemol TV), Only Fools on Horses (Endemol TV) Adventure Island (RDF Television) and Science Changed My Life (Outline Productions). He also consults for the Brainiac Live show, and has an international reputation for running live science. He is currently on tour with his iconic science show The Bigger Bang.