The chemical elements, the fundamental ingredients of all matter, have fascinated people for
centuries. Their stories have been richly described in Hugh Aldersey-Williams’ bestselling book,
Periodic Tales, which forms the basis for a major exhibition curated by Compton Verney Art
The author and panellists from the worlds of the arts, sciences and humanities will
discuss the ways in which the elements continue to inspire and fascinate us.
The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.
Free and all welcome. Please register at www.torch.ox.ac.uk/periodictales