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Lectures are open to all; CSAR members are admitted free, Non-members will be asked to pay a nominal entry fee of £3.00

Coffee and biscuits are served for thirty minutes beforehand in the foyer outside the theatre.

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7 upcoming talks and 160 talks in the archive.

Citizens, Science and Science for Citizens

UserProf. Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS, Dept Physics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 20 February 2017, 19:30-21:00

Black Holes at Work

Userprof. Andy Fabian OBE FRS, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 06 February 2017, 19:30-21:00

Creating and erasing memories with epigenetics

UserProf. Wolf Reik FRS FMedSci, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 23 January 2017, 19:30-21:00

Manufacturing - the vital capability for effective innovation

UserProf. Sir Mike Gregory FREng, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 09 January 2017, 19:30-21:00

Leonardo, Rapunzel and the Physics of Hair

UserProf. Raymond Goldstein FRS FInstp, Dept of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 28 November 2016, 19:30-21:00

Big Data in Biology: Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare and Research

UserDr Ewan Birney FRS FMedSci, European Bioinformatics Institute.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 14 November 2016, 19:30-21:00

What shapes the human immune system?

UserDr Michelle Linterman, Babraham Institute and Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 31 October 2016, 19:30-21:00

Nanostructured steel: the challenge of manufacture

UserProf. Sir Harry Bhadeshia FRS FREng FNAE, Dept of Material Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.

HouseBristol Myers-Squibb lecture theatre Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge, CB2 1EW.

ClockMonday 24 October 2016, 18:00-19:00

OK Computer - teaching machines to write music

UserEd Newton-Rex, Founder and CEO at Jukedeck.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 17 October 2016, 19:30-21:00

Landing on a Comet

UserProfessor Monica Grady CBE, Professor of Planetary and Space Science, The Open University.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 06 June 2016, 19:30-21:00

Probing the Polar Oceans

UserDr Emily Shuckburgh, Deputy Head of Polar Oceans, British Antactic Survey.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 16 May 2016, 19:30-21:00

Churchill's Bomb

UserDr Graham Farmelo,Physicist, Author, Historian.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 14 March 2016, 19:30-21:00

EDSAC Reborn: A computer detective story

UserDr Nigel Bennee FBCS, The EDSAC Replica Project, The Computer Conservation Society.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 29 February 2016, 19:30-21:00

Depicting the Dead and Verifying the Visage Facial identification:Forensic and Archaeological Application

UserProfessor Caroline Wilkinson, Director, Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 01 February 2016, 19:30-21:00

The Challenge and Excitement of Discovering New Medicines

UserDr Menelas Pangalos, Executive Vice-President, Astra Zeneca.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 18 January 2016, 19:30-21:00

Technology Development

The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation entitled "In the African Bush: Researching the Rhino Poaching Crisis in South Africa" given by Katrin Pfeil

UserDr Hermann Hauser KBE, FRS, FREng, FinstP, C Phys Co-Founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 07 December 2015, 19:30-21:00

Earthquake Science and Vulnerability in Asia

This lecture will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Sir Sam Edwards, Past President of CSAR who died earlier this year

UserProfessor James Jackson CBE, FRS, Professor of Active Tectonics, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 30 November 2015, 19:15-21:00

Addressing the Challenges of Feeding the World Sustainably

This lecture will be preceded by the CSAR AGM

UserProfessor Tim Benton FSB,FLS, Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 16 November 2015, 19:30-21:00

Maths and the Arts

The Lecture will be preceded by a five minute presentation entitled "Balancing food production and the environment in Mexico" by CSAR Award Student David Williams.

UserProfessor John Barrow FRS, Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 02 November 2015, 19:30-21:00

Pioneer Colonists and Indigenous Response: Resistance and Collaboration

Jointly with "The Cambridge Festival of Ideas"

UserProfessor Mark Horton FSA, Professor of Archaeology, University of Bristol.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockMonday 19 October 2015, 19:30-21:00

Addressing the Challenges of Feeding the World Sustainably

UserProfessor Tim Benton FSB,FLS, Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds.

HouseChurchill College, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Storeys Way, CB3 0DS .

ClockFriday 16 October 2015, 19:30-21:00

Dicing with Fate; the statistical physics of cell biology

Joint meeting with the Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserProfessor Benjamin D Simons, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.

ClockMonday 12 October 2015, 18:00-19:00

Gallium Nitride LEDs: How can they save energy, purify water, improve our health (and be made here in the UK)

This talk will be preceeded by a short presentation by Olivia Macleod on her research

UserProf. Sir Colin Humphreys, Director of Research, Dept. Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 15 June 2015, 19:30-21:00

The Saga of the Miles M-52 Britain’s Wartime Supersonic Project

Please note this lecture is different to that previously advertised. It will be preceeded by a short presentation by Vaibhav Bhardwaj on his research "Algae-bacteria symbiosis: Using molecular biology to improve algae cultivation for biofuels"

UserRod Kirkby, Retired Aerodynamics Research/Project Feasibility Engineer.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 08 June 2015, 19:30-21:00

Finding Patterns in Genes and Proteins

The Lecture will be preceded by a brief presentation by Bursary Student Siang Koh, entitled “It takes two to tango: Combination therapy in cancer”

UserDr Sarah Teichmann, Sanger Institute/EMBL.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 01 June 2015, 19:30-21:00

The Evolution of Dragonfly Wings

The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation by Jan Mertens on new materials

UserDr Robin Wootton, University of Exeter.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 11 May 2015, 19:30-21:00

New Developments in Machine Intelligence

This talk will be preceeded by a short presentation from Laura Burzynski on her research into blood clotting proteins

UserProf. Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 27 April 2015, 19:30-21:00

Meet the Authors

Held in association with the Cambridge Science Festival

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseMill Lane Lecture Theatre, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 16 March 2015, 19:30-21:00

Flying 300 underwater Planes and other Oil Industry Innovations

UserDr Simon Bittleston, Vice President Research, Schlumberger.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 02 March 2015, 19:30-21:00

Some of my Accidents

UserProf. Stephen Richardson, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 16 February 2015, 19:30-21:00

Ripping up the Rule Book in Formula One

UserProf. Tony Purnell, Systems Design, Royal Academy of Engineering.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 02 February 2015, 19:30-21:00

Innovation in Practise

UserProf. Andy Hopper, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 19 January 2015, 19:30-21:00

Prospects and Obstacles affecting Cell Replacement in Humans

UserProf. Sir John Gurdon, Dept. Zoology, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 15 December 2014, 19:25-21:00

Building a Climate System Laboratory: Modelling the climate system.

UserProf. Dame Julia Slingo DBE, Chief Scientist, UK Met Office.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 01 December 2014, 19:30-21:00

The Living Time Machine: Non-verbal intelligence

UserProf. Nicky Clayton FRS, Dept of Psychology, University of Cambridge and Clive Wilkins.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 17 November 2014, 19:30-21:00

Human Metabolic Disease: Lessons from the extremes.

UserProf. Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 03 November 2014, 19:30-21:00

Noise in audio and electronics

UserDr Chris Hicks, Engineering Director of CEDAR Audio, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 16 June 2014, 19:30-21:00

Should We Engineer The Climate? The SPICE Project

The listed speaker is not available; Dr Hunt has very kindly agreed to deliver this lecture in his place

UserDr Hugh Hunt, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 02 June 2014, 19:30-21:00

Molecular Gastronomy, The Science of Taste and Flavour

UserProfessor Peter Barham, School of Physics, University of Bristol.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 19 May 2014, 19:30-21:00

Tunnelling Under Cities, Advances in Research and Practice

UserProfessor Robert Mair, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 05 May 2014, 19:30-21:00

Self-Assembling Molecular Structures, Novel molecular structures and materials

UserProfessor Daan Frenkel, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 14 April 2014, 19:30-21:00

New Book Evening

In association with the Cambridge Science Festival

UserProfs. Spiegelhalter, Ahmed and Longair.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 17 March 2014, 19:30-21:00

Why aircraft may soon grow bumps on their wings

UserProfessor Holger Babinsky, Professor of Aerodynamics, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 03 March 2014, 19:30-21:00

The Grand Challenges and Accomplishments of Engineering Research

UserProfessor Lord Alec Broers, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 17 February 2014, 19:30-21:00

Can Research Prevent Crime?

UserProfessor Lawrence Sherman, Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 03 February 2014, 19:30-21:00

Validation of EEG-neurofeedback for optimising performance

UserProfessor John Gruzelier, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 20 January 2014, 19:30-21:00

Do We Really Need Pandas? The impact of human intervention on natural selection

UserDr Ken Thompson, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 02 December 2013, 19:30-21:00

Notes on Notes: The musicology of performance

The CSAR AGM will precede this lecture at 19:15

UserProfessor John Rink, Professor of Musical Performance Studies, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 18 November 2013, 19:15-21:00

The CSAR Debate

UserSpeakers to be announced.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 04 November 2013, 19:30-21:00

The Key Drivers in the World Economy: Why we should be positive

The ‘Festival of Ideas’ Lecture

UserDr Gerard Lyons, Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 28 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Applied and not-yet-applied

UserProfessor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS.

ClockMonday 21 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Biology, from the Schrodinger Equation.

UserProfessor Mike Payne FRS, Head of Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Department of Physics.

HouseBristol-Meyers Squibb lecture theatre, Chemistry Department, Lensfield Road.

ClockMonday 14 October 2013, 18:00-19:00

Building Business in the Sunshine

UserStuart Elmes, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Viridian Solar.

HouseWolfson Lecture Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 10 June 2013, 19:00-21:00

Plan Bee: Ensuring the Future of Pollination

UserMike Brown, Head of National Bee Unit, The Food and Environmental Research Agency, DEFRA.

HouseWolfson Lecture Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 27 May 2013, 19:00-21:00

Organic Electronics: a story of science and technology

UserProfessor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, Optoelectronics Group, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 13 May 2013, 19:00-21:00

Volcanology Applied to Emergencies

UserProfessor Stephen Sparks CBE, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.

HouseWolfson Lecture Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 29 April 2013, 19:00-21:00

Our Fluid Earth

Joint Event with Cambridge Science Festival and BlueSci.

UserProfessor Dan McKenzie.

HouseMill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 20 March 2013, 20:00-21:00

CSAR Book Evening

UserDr Paula Gomes, Dr Richard Preece, Dr Tim Sparks, Charles Cotton.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 04 March 2013, 19:00-21:00

Graphene Future Emerging Technology

UserProfessor Andrea C. Ferrari, Professor of Nanotechnology, Department of Engineering.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

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

The Shift in the Balance of Economic and Financial Power: what does it really mean?

UserDr. Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 04 February 2013, 19:00-21:00

Keeping the Lights on in 2050: how can we do it and how much will it cost?

UserProfessor David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

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

The Lost Soldiers of Fromelles

UserProfessor Margaret Cox, Emeritus Professor, Department of Forensic Anthropology, Cranfield University and Founder of the International Centre for Forensic Excellence.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 26 November 2012, 19:00-21:00

Are We Alone?

UserDr. Robin Catchpole, Emeritus Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 12 November 2012, 19:00-21:00

CSAR Green Energy Debate

UserProfessor Keith Tovey,Professor Andy Woods,Lucy Fielding,Megan Davies Sykes,Hugh Parnell,Robin Nicholson.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 29 October 2012, 19:00-21:00

Impacts of a Disappearing Arctic Sea Cover

UserProfessor Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics and Head of the Polar Oceans Physics Group,Dept. Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 15 October 2012, 19:00-21:00

The Larmor Lecture

UserProfessor Mike Edmunds.

HouseBristol Myers-Squibb lecture theatre.

ClockMonday 08 October 2012, 17:30-19:00

Genetics and Evolution of Transmissible Cancers in Dogs and Tasmanian Devils

UserDr Elizabeth Murchison, Fellow of Medical Sciences, King's College, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 11 June 2012, 19:30-21:00

Bacteria as Active Colloids

UserProfessor Wilson Poon, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics SUPA and School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 28 May 2012, 19:30-21:00

What are the Chances? Living with Risk and Uncertainty

UserProfessor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 14 May 2012, 19:30-21:00

Rethinking Research Objectives for the 21st Century

UserProfessor Sir David King, Director, the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 30 April 2012, 19:30-21:00

Genetic Screens in Embryonic Stem Cells

UserProfessor Allan Bradley, Director Emeritus, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 05 March 2012, 19:30-21:00

The Science of Well-Being and its Application to Policy

UserProfessor Felicia Huppert, Director of the Well-being Institute University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 20 February 2012, 19:30-21:00

Boosting your Brain:Cognitive Enhancement and Neuroethics

UserProfessor Barbara Sahakian, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 06 February 2012, 19:30-21:00

Science and Non-science in Drug Policy

Held jointly with the Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserProfessor David Nutt, Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit Division of Experimental Medicine.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 23 January 2012, 19:30-21:00

RNA Silencing in Plant and Animal Biotechnology

UserProfessor Sir David Baulcombe, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 28 November 2011, 19:30-21:00

How Thorium Could Save the Planet

UserProfessor Robert Cywinski, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 14 November 2011, 19:30-21:00

Science and the Media

The lecture will be preceeded by the AGM of the society

UserVivienne Parry, OBE, Science writer and broadcaster.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 31 October 2011, 19:30-21:00

Secret Science of WWII

UserProfessor Brian J Ford, President of CSAR.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 17 October 2011, 19:30-21:00

Impacts of a Disappearing Artic Sea Cover

UserProfessor Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics and Head of the Polar Oceans Physics Group,Dept. Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 15 October 2011, 19:00-21:00

The Larmor Lecture

This lecture is held jointly with the Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserProfessor John Papaloizou, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics University of Cambridge.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.

ClockMonday 10 October 2011, 17:30-19:00

Controlling the diabetes epidemic. Is screening the way forward?

UserDr Rebecca Simmons, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 06 June 2011, 19:30-21:00

Genomes, Structural Biology and Drug Discovery: What Can Academia Contribute?

UserEmeritus Professor Sir Tom Blundell, FRS, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 23 May 2011, 19:30-21:00

Doing Mathematics online, and in the open

UserProfessor Tim Gowers, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 09 May 2011, 19:30-21:00

DNA Profiling of Horses

Please note this lecture is on Tuesday not Monday

UserSusan Gurney, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 26 April 2011, 19:30-21:00

High Temperature Superconductors

Venue back to normal

UserProfessor David A Cardwell, Professor of Superconducting Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 21 March 2011, 19:30-21:00

Mathematics of Complex Systems

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

UserDr Ray Goldstein, Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseThe Møller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 07 March 2011, 19:30-21:00

Peanut Allergies

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

UserDr Andrew Clark, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Addenbrooke's NHS Foundation Trust.

HouseThe Møller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 21 February 2011, 19:30-21:00

Ocean forcing of ice sheet change in West Antarctica

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE

UserDr Adrian Jenkins, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.

HouseThe Møller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 07 February 2011, 19:30-21:00

Human Contact Networks

UserDr Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 29 November 2010, 19:30-21:00

Sustainable Energy in the UK

UserDr Bernie Bulkin, Commissioner for Energy & Transport, UK Sustainable Development Commission.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 15 November 2010, 19:30-21:00

Molecular Modelling of Anaesthetics

This lecture will be preceded by the society's AGM

UserDr Pak-Lee Chau, Bioinformatique Structurale, CNRS URA 2185, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 01 November 2010, 19:30-21:00

The Physiology of Autumn

UserProfessor Brian J. Ford, President of CSAR.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 18 October 2010, 19:30-21:00

String Theory - A unifying principle in theoretical physics

Please note that this lecture is not at the usual spacetime coordinates.

UserProfessor Michael Green, FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, DAPTP, University of Cambridge.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site.

ClockMonday 11 October 2010, 17:30-19:00

Genomics, Society and Policies

UserDr Ron Zimmern, Director of the Public Health Genetics Unit.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 07 June 2010, 19:30-21:00

Happy Danes

Please note that this lecture is on Tuesday not Monday

UserDr Luisa Corrado, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 25 May 2010, 19:30-21:00

Holographic Technologies

UserDr T D Wilkinson, Reader in Photonic Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 10 May 2010, 19:30-21:00

Brood Parasitism

UserDr Clair Spottiswoode, Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 26 April 2010, 19:30-21:00

Sustainable Building in the UK

UserDavid Adamson, Director of Smarter Construction in the Office of Government Commerce.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 01 March 2010, 19:30-21:00

Imaging Cancer

Please note this week the lecture is on Tuesday not Monday

UserDr Kevin Brindle, Cancer Research Institute/Dept. Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 16 February 2010, 19:30-21:00

Stem Cells: Overcoming the Embryo

Please Note this lecture is not on a Monday

UserProfessor Austin Smith, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 02 February 2010, 19:30-21:00

Gravitational Lensing

UserDr Lindsay King, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 18 January 2010, 19:30-21:00

Robotic Surgery

UserProfessor David Neal, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Research UK.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

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

Laser Photonics

Please note the return to our usual venue

UserDr Bill O'Neill, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.

ClockMonday 16 November 2009, 19:30-21:00

Science and the Media

Please note our temporary venue

UserQuentin Cooper, Presenter of BBC's "Material World".

HouseBiochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road.

ClockMonday 02 November 2009, 19:30-21:00

Plagiarism in Science

Please note our temporary venue

UserProfessor Brian J Ford, President of the CSAR.

HouseBiochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road.

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

"Happy Danes!" A scientific analysis of the recent EU survey into income and contentment

UserDr Luisa Corrado (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge ).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 08 June 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Just one more try will do it!" The Psychology of Gambling

Rescheduled from February

UserDr Luke Clarke (Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 01 June 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Bringing new medicines to market" How the biopharmaceutical industry works

UserDr Melanie Lee DSc (Hon) FMedSci (Executive Vice President of Research and Development, UCB Belgium ).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockTuesday 26 May 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Life in the Colonies" Social insects and their relevance to human behavior

UserProfessor Francis Ratneiks (Professor of Apiculture, University of Sussex ).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 11 May 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Where is it safe to go on holiday?" Antigenic Cartography; a mathematical method for mapping the spread of viruses

UserProfessor Derek Smith (Professor of Infectious Disease Informatics Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 02 March 2009, 19:30-21:00

"Genetics and Cancer" The BRCA2 gene (discovered by Professor Stratton and his team), and its involvement in human breast and prostate cancer

UserProfessor Michael Stratton (Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Head of the Cancer Genome Project).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 16 February 2009, 19:30-21:00

"We know who you are, from the way you sound" Computer voice-recognition systems and what they can do

This lecture is joint with the Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserDr Kirsty McDougall (Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 19 January 2009, 19:30-21:00

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

UserProf David J C Mackay (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 01 December 2008, 19:30-21:00

“What goes round comes round” Making wind turbines from renewable materials

UserDr Jim Platts (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 17 November 2008, 19:30-21:00

"Something’s come up": The Discovery of New Drugs, (including Cardura, Norvasc and Viagra)

UserDr Simon Campbell CBE (Former President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Former Pfizer Senior Vice-President for Discovery).

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 03 November 2008, 19:30-21:00

The Larmor Lecture: "Seeing Nano: optics on the smallest scale"

This lecture is jointly with the Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserProfessor Jeremy J Baumberg (NanoPhotonics Centre Department of Physics. University of Cambridge).

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.

ClockMonday 13 October 2008, 17:30-19:00

"I was nowhere near there at the time Guv - honest"

UserProfessor Sir Bob Hepple, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, former Master of Clare College.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 12 May 2008, 19:30-21:00

www.Antibodies_Direct.com

UserDr Jonathan Milner, Abcam plc, Cambridge Science Park.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 28 April 2008, 19:30-21:00

Not Mammoth Steaks Again?!

UserProfessor Martin Jones, Archaeological Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 17 March 2008, 19:30-21:00

Nanoelectronics and Quantum Computing

UserDr David Williams, Head of the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 03 March 2008, 19:30-21:00

Rebuilding the Colossus of the Modern World

UserTony Sale, Hon Fellow of the British Computer Society.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 18 February 2008, 19:30-21:00

The Journey of the Future

UserDr Liz Orme, Director of Transport, Cambridge Consultants.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 04 February 2008, 19:30-21:00

Water that does not wet hands

UserDr Zbigniew ("Andy") Szydlo.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 03 December 2007, 19:30-21:00

Lives and Letters (the Robert Hooke Portfolio)

UserProfessor Lisa Jardine CBE, Queen Mary College, University of London.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 19 November 2007, 19:30-21:00

Ancient Vaults

UserProfessor Jacques Heymen, Former Head of Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 05 November 2007, 19:30-21:00

The invention of the High Power Microscope

Celebrating Antony van Leeuwenhoek's 375th Birthday

UserProfessor Brian J Ford, President of the CSAR.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 22 October 2007, 19:30-21:00

Nuclear Fusion as a Global Energy Source? Work at UKAEA Culham Laboratory and elsewhere to harness fusion energy

UserProfessor Chris Llewellyn-Smith FRS. Director, UKAEA Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxford.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 11 June 2007, 19:30-21:00

Take the Eurostar to Stratford...

UserDr Mike Glover, Director, Arup Engineering, London, project manager of the High-Speed link.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockSaturday 09 June 2007, 19:30-21:00

"Actually you were' and I can prove it"

UserMr Skip Palenik, President, Microtrace, Illinois, USA.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockSaturday 02 June 2007, 19:30-21:00

www.Antibodies_Direct.com The story of Abcam; selling antibodies on-line

UserDr Jonathan Milner. Abcam plc, Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 28 May 2007, 19:30-21:00

Mending Broken Hearts: replacing damaged cardiac muscle; the MAGIC programme

UserMr Stephen Large FRCS, Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 14 May 2007, 19:30-21:00

DNA Repair Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System

UserProfessor Robin Franklin. Neurosciences Laboratory (Department of Veterinary medicine) and the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 30 April 2007, 19:30-21:00

The Eternal Triangle: Science, Propaganda and Disease Control; the facts behind the 2001 Foot and Mouth Epidemic

UserDr Mike Thrusfield, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, University of Edinburgh.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 05 March 2007, 19:30-21:00

The Calving of Larson-B and other phenomena: Climate Change in the Antarctic

UserProfessor David Vaughan, Deputy Director, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 19 February 2007, 19:30-21:00

Avian 'Flu - The origin of SARS and the impact of avian influenza H5N1 upon mammals and wild birds

UserDr Diana Bell, School of Biological Sciences, University of east Anglia, Norwich.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 05 February 2007, 19:30-21:00

A Stitch in Time: The molecular Basis of DNA repair

joint meeting with Cambridge Philosophical Society

UserProfessor Steve Jackson, Wellcome Trust, CRUK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 22 January 2007, 19:30-21:00

Children of Eve: Exon Sequencing; identifying variation in the human genome

UserDr Alison 'Pod' Coffey, Sanger Centre, Hinxton Hall, Cambridgeshire.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 20 November 2006, 19:30-21:00

Mother Nature Knows Best: Making Heat-Stable Vaccines

UserDr Bruce Roser, Chief Scientific Officer, Cambridge Biostability, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 06 November 2006, 19:30-21:00

Soft Small and Interesting - Soft Matter: towards Soft Nanotechnology

UserProfessor Ullrich Steiner, Professor of Physics of Materials, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 23 October 2006, 19:30-21:00

Sentient Computing- Larmor Lecture

Note unusual time and venue

UserProfessor Andy Hopper, The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, Cockcroft Building.

ClockMonday 16 October 2006, 20:30-22:00

Colision Course - How Science is abused by the Media

UserProfessor Brian J Ford, Writer, Broadcaster and CSAR Member of Council.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 09 October 2006, 19:30-21:00

Looking inside a star (and other stories) - Developments in Radio Astronomy made here in Cambridge

UserProfessor Richard Hills, Professor of Radio Astronomy, the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockTuesday 06 June 2006, 19:30-21:00

An Alternative to the Infernal Combustion engine.? - Modern Fuel Cells

UserProfessor John Kilner, Department of Materials, Imperial College, London.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 22 May 2006, 19:30-21:00

Obesity and Modern Humans - Diet, lifestyle or simply in our genes?

UserProfessor Steve ORahilly, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 08 May 2006, 19:30-21:00

Defence research: Changing world, changing priorities (R&D in the MoD)

UserProfessor Phil Sutton, Director-General (Research and Development), Ministry of Defence, Whitehall.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 24 April 2006, 19:30-21:00

Antibiotics are no substitute for good hygiene - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; the importance of hospital cleanliness and practices

UserDr Norman Alan Simmons, CBE, Emeritus Consultant Microbiologist, Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 06 March 2006, 19:30-21:00

Antibiotics, 75 years on - New antibiotics, using genes cloned from Streptomyces species

UserProfessor Sir David Hopwood, FRS, Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, Norwich.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 20 February 2006, 19:30-21:00

Just print me another computer, will you? - The world of plastic electronics

UserDr Henning Sirringhaus, Chief Scientist at Plastic Logic, Cambridge Science Park, Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics at the University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockTuesday 07 February 2006, 19:30-21:00

Hush, here comes an aircraft! - The Silent Aircraft Initiative

UserProfessor Ann Dowling, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge Department of Engineering.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 23 January 2006, 19:30-21:00

Receiving you, Loud and Clear - Digital radio, and its future in the UK

UserMike Ellis, BBC Research and Development.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 05 December 2005, 19:30-21:00

Faster than the speed of sound - The M52 -the worlds first supersonic aircraft

UserRod Kirkby, CSAR Member, aeronautical engineer, and aviation artist.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 21 November 2005, 19:30-21:00

Eve, Uncovered - Sequencing the human X-chromosome

UserDr Alison Coffey, The Sanger Centre and the Human Genome Project, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 07 November 2005, 19:30-21:00

The eyes: gateway to the soul? - Iris Recognition Technology

UserDr John Daugman OBE, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseWolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College.

ClockMonday 24 October 2005, 19:30-21:00

The Larmor Lecture: Epidemiology - where are the limits?

UserProfessor Nick E Day, Strangeways Research Laboratory.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, Cockcroft Building.

ClockMonday 17 October 2005, 20:30-22:00

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