Video Inside the Gold Vault of the Bank of England

December 10th, 2012 by

You and I will probably never meander through the gold vault of a national central bank, but when your name is Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE, Fellow of the Royal Society and host of the “Periodic Table of Videos,” exceptions can be made.

Mr. Poliakoff is a research professor at the University of Nottingham. He and his team have made a very popular series of educational videos for all 118 elements in the Periodic Table. When they reached atomic number 79 (gold), special dispensation was made by the Bank of England to allow him into the reserve vault.