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Natural Sciences: Far From Home – The Interdisciplinary Science Of Chemical Pollution With Professor Crispin Halsall, Society For Natural Sciences

17th November 2022 @ 12:30 - 13:15

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There are an array of chemicals (certain pesticides, industrial chemicals etc) that are very persistent in the environment and pose a health risk to humans and wildlife.

Some of these chemicals can undergo long range environmental transport and end up in very remote regions like the Arctic.

With a focus on organofluorine ‘forever’ chemicals Professor Crispin Halsall (Director of Natural Sciences at Lancaster University) will explore the interdisciplinary science used to understand this issue as well as improve global chemical-use policy.

In this event, Crispin is representing the Society for Natural Sciences, a national learned society that promotes interdisciplinary science education and research.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Crispin Halsall


A-level, BTEC, T-level and IB links to: Chemistry (free radicals), Biology (pollution). Follow-up resources linking this webinar to A-level, BTEC, T-level and IB curricula will be made available after this session via the Society for Natural Sciences website.


About Natural Sciences Natural Sciences is the study of our physical world, exploring scientific and related topics without being confined by the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Natural Sciences degrees allow students to study more than one discipline at undergraduate level, combining subjects that match their own interests, enabling them to discover where their passions lie. While the specific structures of Natural Sciences programmes in the UK vary, they all provide a degree experience that encourages interdisciplinary thinking and takes students beyond discipline silos. This benefits not only graduates who choose to work in interdisciplinary areas but also brings a wider perspective to those who move into a single discipline. This seminar is sponsored by the Society for Natural Sciences and covers a typical Natural Sciences subject area: medical imaging and the contribution of interdisciplinary science to human health.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.


Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent). This session is designed for students from all STEM backgrounds and interested in how interdisciplinary science can tackle humanity’s most urgent questions.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: No preparation or pre-reading is required although you may wish to consider the proposed subject area and related questions you might like to ask.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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17th November 2022
12:30 - 13:15
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