Our Daniell Lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scientists and cover a topic of current interest and excitement. Speakers are chosen not only for their outstanding contribution to modern scientific knowledge, but also for their ability to communicate the essence of their research to a young audience.
The Daniell Lecture is delivered by both the Department of Chemistry at King's, and sponsored by the Chilterns & Middlesex branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Daniell Lecture 2018
This year's Daniell Lecture will take place on Wednesday 17th October. We are very pleased to welcome Professor Niamh Nic Daeid the Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee, as our speaker.
For more information, including how to register, please see our Events pages.
John Frederic Daniell was appointed the first Professor of Chemistry. The first chemical laboratory was founded a few years later in 1834. Daniell remained at King's until 1845 and in 1846 the Daniell Scholarship was founded in his honour. Daniell invented the first electrochemical cell, laying down the foundations of the study of electrochemistry and hence influencing the study of Physical Chemistry. Today, the cell named after him, the 'Daniell Cell', can be found in Chemistry text books in schools and colleges the world over.
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