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The Triple Helix is a student society that aims to raise the standard of debate surrounding issues of science and technology in society. To this end we publish a termly, academic-reviewed journal entitled “The Science in Society Review”, organise outreach workshops with schools and run this series of lectures.

The aim of these panel debates and talks is to present a range of different perspectives on an issue, so that the science is considered along with its legal, political and ethical implications. All our events therefore feature distinguished academics and policymakers, so you can hear from experts in each field.

Our focus is also on audience participation. In panel debates after a 5-10 minute talk from each speaker, the debate is opened to questions and comments from the floor so you can have your say. In our talks, a question and answer session will follow a longer presentation.

For more information, go to www.camtriplehelix.com and come to our events.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Adam Esmail; Martha Henriques; E. Emma; Oliver Marsh. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

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Wine and cheese evening

RSVP to president@camtriplehelix.com

UserThe Triple Helix.

HouseOld Music Room, St John's College.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2013, 19:00-22:00

Panel Debate: Climate change control strategies: Top-down or bottom-up?

FREE refreshments; Note later start time

UserChair: Prof Howard Griffiths, Speakers: Prof Steve Yearly, Bob Ward, more speakers TBC.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockFriday 01 March 2013, 19:30-21:00

Panel Debate: Does scientific autonomy harm society?

Free refreshments provided

UserProf Sir Richard Friend, Prof Simone Hochgreb, Prof Harry Collins, and Dr Robert Doubleday,.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockFriday 25 January 2013, 18:00-19:00

What Makes an Educated Scientist?

Free refreshments provided

UserProf Dame Athene Donald.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockMonday 21 January 2013, 18:00-19:00

9 Billion Mouths to Feed: Should we turbocharge crops to feed the world?

Free refreshments provided

UserProf Howard Griffiths, Department of Plant Sciences.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockFriday 23 November 2012, 18:00-19:00

The LHC Project: the Higgs Boson and beyond

Followed by Q&A and free refreshments

UserProf. Andy Parker, Department of Physics.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockFriday 16 November 2012, 18:00-19:00

Science and Policy: a one way relationship?

Last talk of term

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseDept. of Chemistry, Wolfson Lecture Theatre.

ClockMonday 12 March 2012, 19:30-21:00

Pharmaceutical Companies: Friends or Foes?

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 20:00-21:30

"The Science of Risk" Panel Debate

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockThursday 20 January 2011, 19:30-21:30

If our fate is written in our genes- Do we really want to know?

UserDr Peter Campbell (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Dr Barbara Prainsack (King's College London) Dr Martin Richards (University of Cambridge) Dr Caroline Wright (PHG Foundation).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockWednesday 10 November 2010, 19:30-21:30

Battle of the Sciences Panel Debate

UserDr Peter Wothers Teaching Fellow, Dept. Chemistry, Cambridge Prof. Chris Ponting MRC, Oxford Professor of Genomics, MSc Physics Prof. Hasok Chang History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge Prof. John Ockendon Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockThursday 28 October 2010, 19:30-21:30

Too many people, not enough planet?

UserFred Pearce, Prof. John Guillebaud, Prof. Ludi Simpson, Prof. David Coleman.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Ben'et Street, Next to the Eagle Pub.

ClockThursday 14 October 2010, 19:30-21:00

Saved by SMS?

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HousePharmacology Lecture Theatre, Tennis Court Road.

ClockThursday 25 February 2010, 19:30-21:00

ENHANCEMENT IN SPORT - Faster, Higher, Stronger, Yet?

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockMonday 09 November 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Would You Prefer a Mobile Phone or a Toilet?"

UserDr David Grimshaw (Head of International Programme - New Technologies, Practical Action), Professor Geoff Walsham (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School), Dr Allam Ahmed (University of Sussex) and Dr Shoba Arun (Manchester Metropolitan University.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockMonday 26 October 2009, 19:30-21:00

Cafe Scientifique: Stem Cells - Hope or Hype?

UserDr Kate Quinlan, University of Cambridge.

HouseLarkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 15 July 2009, 19:30-20:30

Rethinking the Realities of the Spotless Mind

UserDr Amy Milton, Department of Experimental Psychology and Behavioural & Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge.

HouseBateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, CB2 1TA.

ClockMonday 11 May 2009, 19:00-22:00

The World Under Assault: Can Science Beat Terrorism?

UserDr Brooke Rogers, KCL; Prof John Adams, UCL; Prof Tom Sorell, University of Birmingham; Professor Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockMonday 09 March 2009, 20:00-21:30

The Science of Sword Swallowing

UserDan Meyer, Cutting edge Innertainment.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 05 March 2009, 18:00-19:00

[CANCELLED] Enhancement in Sport

UserCANCELLED due to travel conditions - apologies for any inconvenience..

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockMonday 02 February 2009, 19:30-21:30

Cognitive Enhancement: Hope or Dope?

UserProfessor Barbara Sahakian, Professor Steven Rose, Dr Anders Sandberg, Professor Michael Langford.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockMonday 19 January 2009, 19:30-21:30

OUR VIRTUAL SELVES: How do we behave on the web?

UserDr Will Reader; Dr Matthew Williams; Dr Ralph Shroeder; Dr Mike Molesworth.

HousePharmacology Lecture Theatre, Tennis Court Road.

ClockThursday 06 November 2008, 19:30-21:30

CAN WE BLAME OUR BRAINS? Neuroscience in the Courtroom

UserProfessor Raymond Tallis; Professor Nikolas Rose; Mr Amit Pundik; Dr Ian Treasaden.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre (behind the Eagle pub).

ClockTuesday 21 October 2008, 19:30-21:30

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER? Exploring the impact of extreme ageing

UserMr Kenneth Howse; Dr Aubrey de Grey; Dr Guy Brown; Dr Klaus Okkenhaug.

HousePharmacology Lecture Theatre, Tennis Court Road.

ClockMonday 13 October 2008, 19:30-21:30

Is Peer Review a Process in Ruins?: The Politics Behind Getting Your Paper Published

UserDr. Stephen Simpson, Dr. Robert Shields, Prof. Michael Wakelam, Dr. Peter Lawrence.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, next to Eagle pub.

ClockMonday 28 April 2008, 19:30-21:30

IT'S YOUR FAULT YOU'RE FAT! - exploring the causes, solutions and implications of the 'obesity epidemic'

UserDr David Haslam, Mr Adrian Coggins, Dr Giles Yeo, Dr David McCarthy.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, next to Eagle pub.

ClockMonday 03 March 2008, 19:30-21:30

Hands Off My Genes: The ethics and implications of personal genome sequencing

UserProfessor Andrew Read, Glyn Moody, Dr Caroline Wright, Harald Schmidt.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, next to Eagle pub.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2008, 19:30-21:30

WHAT IF SCIENCE DOESN'T SAVE THE WORLD?: Energy Security in Crisis

UserJonathan Davis, Dr Pierre Noel, Professor Andrew Woods.

HousePharmacology Lecture Theatre, Tennis Court Road.

ClockThursday 07 February 2008, 19:30-21:30

RATIONING OFF THE NHS: Do Smokers and the Obese Deserve Second-Class Healthcare?

UserDr. Ash Paul (Medical Director of Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust), Mr. Michael Summers (Chairman of the Patients Association), Mr. Francis Wells (Cardio-thoracic Surgeon, Papworth Hospital), Mr. Faizal Farook (Public Services Researcher, Demos Think Tank.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, next to Eagle pub.

ClockMonday 28 January 2008, 19:30-21:30

Science of the Skies - what the government needs to know in the fight against climate change

UserDr Victoria Pope, Head of Climate Change for Government at the MET Office Hadley Centre.

HouseLG17, Law Faculty, 10 West Road (Sidgwick Site).

ClockTuesday 30 October 2007, 17:30-19:00

Why Women are No Good at Science (and how science stops them from being good)

UserDr Peter Lawrence, Prof Simon Baron-Cohen, Prof Athene Donald, Dr Yulia Kovas, Dr Helena Cronin.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, next to Eagle pub.

ClockMonday 22 October 2007, 19:00-21:00

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