Origins of Gunpowder and Uses Through History

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 10th December 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Description: Where did gunpowder come from? This talk will cover the history of gunpowder, how it got to its final formulation, and how people over the centuries have procured the ingredients, as well as how it has been used over history, up to the present day. There have been some unusual uses of gunpowder, including some events in Portsmouth, which will be discussed. Geoff Smith is a retired chemist, independent researcher and a member of the Ordnance Society.

Price: Free to HA members, branch members, and students. £1.00 for non-members.

Email: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com

Lecturer: Geoff Smith

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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