Fascinating stories from the history of science 

“1001 Inventions: Journeys from Alchemy to Chemistry” is a short animated lecture narrated by Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

Learn about the fascinating story of the secret world of alchemy and how it became the foundation of the science of chemistry.

The animated lecture takes young audiences on a journey through an exciting world of science from over one thousand years ago. It brings to life the contributions to the foundations of modern chemistry by lesser-known pioneers from ancient cultures and civilisations including the remarkable work of the 8th century pioneering polymath Jabir ibn Hayyan, also known as Geber.

Lecture by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, renowned scientist, author and broadcaster.
A film by Ahmed Salim (UK)
Produced by 1001 Inventions (UK)
Production by Blink Studios (UAE)

The animation video is part of the educational initiative produced by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO to celebrate the United Nations proclaimed International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019).