A brief background of the fashionable firework.
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Professor Chris Bishop, presenter of the 2008 Royal Establishment Christmas Lectures, presents a relatives lecture on the background of the fashionable firework.
Via demonstrations of pyrotechnic chemistry listen to how Chinese incendiaries created from honey led to the improvement of gunpowder find how the loud bangs of fireworks are routed in the origins of images and discover out how an incident in a nineteenth-century kitchen sparked a new chemistry for firework producing.
Recorded at the College of Cambridge on the four November 2011.
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