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New Frontiers in Robotics - ONE DAY MEETING

ONE DAY MEETING FREE ENTRY NO BOOKING REQUIRED

UserOrganisers: Fumiya Iida and Jim Woodhouse.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 24 March 2017, 09:00-17:00

Environmental diversity of Architecture

UserProfessor Koen Steemers BSc BArch MPhil PhD RIBA ARB, Professor of Sustainable Design, Department of Architecture.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 13 March 2017, 18:00-19:00

HONORARY FELLOWS LECTURE - Evolution in action: Materials, Design and Sustainability

A COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS RECEPTION TO FOLLOW ON AFTER THE LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE FOYER TO THE LECTURE THEATRE FOR ALL ATTENDEES

UserProfessor Michael F Ashby, CBE FRS FREng, Emeritus Professor of Materials, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 01 March 2017, 18:00-19:00

A V HILL LECTURE - Systems level in vivo modelling of vertebrate physiology and pharmacology

User Professor Calum A MacRae, Chief of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, USA.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 27 February 2017, 18:00-19:00

A Lab of One's Own: Science & Suffrage in World War One

UserDr Patricia Fara, President, British Society for the History of Science.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 13 February 2017, 18:00-19:00

Climate change and local wildlife

UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 21 November 2016, 18:00-19:00

Molecular medicines for the lysosome

UserProfessor Timothy Cox MD FRCP FMedSci, Professor of Medicine Emeritus.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 07 November 2016, 18:00-19:00

LARMOR LECTURE - Nanostructured steel: the challenge of manufacture

UserProfessor Sir Harry Bhadeshia FRS FREng, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

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

Packing dominoes and other shapes

UserProfessor Imre Leader, Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 10 October 2016, 18:00-19:00

Evolution of life - ONE DAY MEETING

ONE DAY MEETING

UserOrganisers: Professor Ray Goldstein FRS and Professor Simon Conway Morris FRS.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre - New Museums Site.

ClockFriday 18 March 2016, 09:00-17:45

Towards a cure for Alzheimer's Disease

UserProfessor Michele Vendruscolo, Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 07 March 2016, 18:00-19:00

Campath-1H: how a famous antibody found its disease

UserProfessor Alastair Compston, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 22 February 2016, 18:00-19:00

G I TAYLOR LECTURE - Fracking - shale gas extraction and protecting buildings from tunnelling subsidence

UserProfessor Lord Mair CBE FREng FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 08 February 2016, 18:00-19:00

A V HILL LECTURE - Oxygen sensing: from worms to people and genes to drugs

UserProfessor Patrick Maxwell DPhil FRCP FMedSci, Regius Professor of Physic, School of Clinical Medicine.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 25 January 2016, 18:00-19:00

Epigenetic inheritance and parent-of-origin effects

UserProfessor Anne Ferguson Smith, Department of Genetics.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 23 November 2015, 18:00-19:00

HONORARY FELLOWS LECTURE - Molecules against cancer or for long-term memory storage

A COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS RECEPTION TO FOLLOW ON AFTER THE LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE FOYER TO THE LECTURE THEATRE FOR ALL ATTENDEES

UserProfessor Roger Y Tsien ForMemRS, Department of Pharmacology, Chemistry & Biochemistry and HHMI, University of California, San Diego.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 11 November 2015, 18:00-19:00

The human brain - a lesson in green technology

UserProfessor Simon Laughlin FRS, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Zoology.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 09 November 2015, 18:00-19:00

On the origin of animals, and the invention of the modern biosphere

UserProfessor Nick Butterfield, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 26 October 2015, 18:00-19:00

LARMOR LECTURE - The statistical physics of stem cell biology: Dicing with fate

UserProfessor Benjamin D Simons, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics, Department of Physics.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

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

Between rock and a hard place: soil, the ambiguous material

UserProfessor Malcolm Bolton FREng, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 09 March 2015, 18:00-19:00

A V HILL LECTURE - Science and the quiet art revisited

UserProfessor Sir David Weatherall FRS, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 23 February 2015, 18:00-19:00

Lighting the Future: Next generation LED lighting to save energy and improve our health

UserProfessor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FREng FRS, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 09 February 2015, 18:00-19:00

G I TAYLOR LECTURE - Understanding the physics of molecular motors

UserProfessor Eugene Terentjev, Department of Physics.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 26 January 2015, 18:00-19:00

MEMS Biosensors and their potential for improving healthcare

UserDr Andrew Flewitt, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 24 November 2014, 18:00-19:00

The changing genome: signatures of mutagenesis in human cells

UserDr Serena Nik-Zainal, Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 10 November 2014, 18:00-19:00

Perception and belief in psychosis

UserProfessor Paul Fletcher, Department of Psychiatry.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 27 October 2014, 18:00-19:00

LARMOR LECTURE - The Computational Universe

UserProfessor Leslie Valiant FRS, T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Harvard USA.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 13 October 2014, 18:00-19:00

The Henslow Fellow Lectures - Use of random matrices

The second of two half-hour lectures by the Society's Henslow Fellows

UserDr Stephanie Jacquot, formerly of the Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2014, 18:30-19:00

Henslow Fellows Lectures - Resolving the early record of animal evolution: Insights from the enigmatic Ediacaran Biota

The first of two half-hour lectures by the Society's Henslow Fellows

UserDr Alexander Liu, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2014, 18:00-18:30

Perception and belief in psychosis

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockTuesday 08 April 2014, 18:00-18:30

Electric and Hybrid Powered Aircraft – making energy go further

UserDr Paul Robertson, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 10 March 2014, 18:00-19:00

Hop, skip and jump - muscles are not just for running

A V HILL LECTURE

UserProfessor Michael Ferenczi, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 24 February 2014, 18:00-19:00

The dinosaur Iguanodon (1809-2013) - palaeobiology in action

UserDr David B Norman, Reader in Palaeobiology & Curator of the Sedgwick Museum, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 10 February 2014, 18:00-19:00

COLOUR

One day meeting - free entry and open to all

UserOrganised by Professor John Mollon FRS.

HouseLecture Room 0 Department of Engineering.

ClockThursday 09 January 2014, 09:30-17:15

Decoding human genomes on a population scale: solexa/illumina sequencing

Note new start time of 6.00pm

UserProfessor Shankar Balasubramanian FRS FMedSchi, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 25 November 2013, 18:00-19:00

Genomics, Structural Biology and Making New Medicines: An Opportunity for Academia to Contribute

HONORARY FELLOWS LECTURE

UserProfessor Sir Tom Blundell FRS FMedSci, Emeritus Professor and Director of Research, Department of Biochemistry.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 13 November 2013, 18:00-19:00

The cultured chimpanzee: nonsense or breakthrough?

Note new start time of 6.00pm

UserProfessor William McGrew, Division of Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology .

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 11 November 2013, 18:00-19:00

Antarctica, Ozone and Change: some links between environmental concerns

Note new start time of 6.00pm

UserMr Jonathan Shanklin, British Antarctic Survey .

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 28 October 2013, 18:00-19:00

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

LARMOR LECTURE - note new start time of 6.00pm

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

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

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

The Inaugural Henslow Fellows Lectures - Moving without a brain: how do fruit fly larvae explore?

The second of two half-hour lectures by the Society's Henslow Fellows

UserDr Jimena Berni, Department of Zoology.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 24 April 2013, 18:30-19:00

The Inaugural Henslow Fellow Lectures - Turning the tables in plant-animal interactions: the tricks and traps of insect-eating pitcher plants

The first of two half-hour lectures by the Society's Henslow Fellows

UserDr Ulrike Bauer, Department of Plant Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 24 April 2013, 18:00-18:30

Low Carbon Road Freight Transport

UserProfessor David Cebon, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 11 March 2013, 17:30-18:30

A V HILL LECTURE - Vaccines: from science to policy

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

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 25 February 2013, 17:30-18:30

Under the volcano: geological fieldwork in East Greenland

UserDr Marian Holness, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 11 February 2013, 17:30-18:30

G I TAYLOR LECTURE - Making Nanoscience and Nanotechnology useful

UserProfessor Sir Mark Welland FRS FREng, Professor of Nanoscience Technology, Nanoscience Centre.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 28 January 2013, 17:30-18:30

ONE DAY MEETING - BRAGG'S LAW

Organised by Professor Haroon Ahmed FRS and Professor Archie Howie FRS

UserSir John Meurig Thomas FRS, University of Cambridge; Professor A. Howie FRS, University of Cambridge; Professor J A K Howard FRS, University of Durham, Dr Richard Henderson, University of Cambridge, Professor John Rodenburg, University of Sheffield; Pr.

HousePippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics.

ClockFriday 11 January 2013, 09:00-17:30

Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open

UserDr Julian Allwood, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 19 November 2012, 17:30-18:30

Seeing in three dimensions: philosophical issues and empirical findings

UserProfessor Brian Rogers, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 05 November 2012, 17:30-18:30

How Plants Grow: Chemical and Physical Interactions Create Developmental Patterns

UserProfessor Elliot Meyerowitz ForMemRS, Inaugural Director The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 22 October 2012, 17:30-18:30

LARMOR LECTURE - The Antikythera Mechanism and the Mechanical Universe

UserProfessor Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics, University of Cardiff.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 08 October 2012, 17:30-18:30

"When Antarctica was green: Fossil plants reveal Antarctica's climate history"

LECTURE TO COMMEMORATE THE SCIENTIFIC WORK OF SCOTT'S POLAR EXPEDITION OF 1912

UserProfessor Jane Francis, Professor of Palaeoclimatology, of the University of Leeds.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockWednesday 28 March 2012, 18:00-19:00

Nine evolutionary myths: The closing of the Darwinian mind?

UserProfessor Simon Conway-Morris FRS, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 12 March 2012, 17:30-18:30

Quantum chemical games of life

UserProfessor Ali Alavi, Department of Chemistry.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 27 February 2012, 17:30-18:30

Bulk High Temperature Superconductors for High Field Engineering Applications

G I TAYLOR LECTURE

UserProfessor David Cardwell, Professor of Superconducting Engineering, Department of Engineering.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 30 January 2012, 17:30-18:30

ONE DAY MEETING - Geometry in Science

Organised by Professor Jim Woodhouse

UserProfessor Sir Michael Berry FRS; Professor Chris Calladine FRS ; Professor Gabor Domokos; Professor Jan Koenderink; Professor Gabriel Paternain; Professor Denis Weaire FRS.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockFriday 13 January 2012, 09:00-17:30

Metallic Glasses: record-breaking properties for alloys from parvenus in the world of glasses

UserProfessor A Lindsay Greer, Head of Department, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 21 November 2011, 17:30-18:30

Before the Silk Road - Food Globalisation in Prehistory

UserProfessor Martin Jones, Department of Archaeology.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 07 November 2011, 17:30-18:30

Lapis lazuli and the Virgin's Robe

UserDr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 24 October 2011, 17:30-18:30

The diversity of extrasolar planetary systems: Clues to planet formation and migration

LARMOR LECTURE

UserLARMOR LECTURE - Professor John Papaloizou, DAMTP.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 10 October 2011, 17:30-18:30

SOAP FILMS AND THE ATTRACTIONS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS

UserProfessor Simon J Schaffer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

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

ClockMonday 14 March 2011, 17:30-18:30

UNDERSTANDING AND CURING CANCER: LESSONS FROM EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

UserProfessor Gerard Evan FRS, Department of Biochemistry.

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

ClockMonday 28 February 2011, 17:30-18:30

FRAGMENTS AND DROPLETS

UserProfessor Chris Abell, Department of Chemistry.

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

ClockMonday 14 February 2011, 17:30-18:30

G I TAYLOR LECTURE - THE FLUID DYNAMICS OF GREEN BUILDINGS

Co-hosted with the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics. A complimentary drinks reception will follow on after the lecture for all attendees.

UserProfessor Paul Linden FRS, G I Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockMonday 31 January 2011, 17:30-18:30

ONE DAY MEETING - MAKING LIGHT WORK

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

UserSpeakers: Professor Jim Barber (Imperial), Professor John Gray, Professor Neil Greenham, Professor Gehan Amaratunga, Professor Chris Howe, Dr Adrian Fisher, Dr Richard Douthwaite (York). Organisers: Professor Alison Smith and Professor Archie Howie.

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

ClockTuesday 07 December 2010, 09:00-17:30

FROM VAN DER WAALS TO MODELLING PROTEIN CHRYSTALLISATION

UserProfessor Daan Frenkel FRS, Department of Chemistry.

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

ClockMonday 22 November 2010, 17:30-18:30

LARMOR LECTURE - STRING THEORY - A UNIFYING PRINCIPLE IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Note venue change

UserProfessor Michael Green FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, DAMTP.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Downing Street.

ClockMonday 11 October 2010, 17:30-18:30

Title to be confirmed

UserProfessor Simon Schaffer, Department of History of Philosophy and Science.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockSunday 14 March 2010, 17:30-18:30

Title to be confirmed

UserProfessor Chris Abell, Department of Chemisty.

HouseBristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry.

ClockSunday 14 February 2010, 17:30-18:30

ONE DAY MEETING - Emotions in an age of communication

An interdisciplinary scientific ONE DAY meeting OPEN TO ALL who are interested

UserSPEAKERS: Ross Anderson, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Nicky Clayton, David Good, Mel Slater, Paul White - ORGANISERS: Peter Robinson and Alan Blackwell DISCUSSION SESSION : Simone Schnall.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Builiding.

ClockMonday 07 December 2009, 09:00-17:30

Tracing human ancestry using DNA

UserDr Peter Forster, Director of Research, Institute of Forensic Genetics, University of Münster, Germany.

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

ClockMonday 23 November 2009, 17:30-18:30

Hearing loss and hearing aids

UserProfessor Brian C J Moore, FMedSci FRS, Professor of Auditory Perception.

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

ClockMonday 09 November 2009, 17:30-18:30

HONORARY FELLOWS PRIZE LECTURE - Our cosmic environment

UserProfessor Martin Rees FRS, Astronomer Royal.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2009, 17:30-18:30

The Measure of the Universe: a crisis for cosmology

UserProfessor G Efstathiou FRS, Kavli Institute for Cosmology.

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

ClockMonday 26 October 2009, 17:30-18:30

The Voyage to the Beagle Letters, Henslow, Darwin and the Philosophical Society

Darwin 2009 Lecture

UserProfessor John Parker, Director Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

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

ClockThursday 09 July 2009, 17:30-18:30

Machines that see

UserProfessor Andrew Blake FRS FREng, Microsoft Research.

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

ClockMonday 09 March 2009, 17:30-18:30

Planar cell polarity: a large or small part of animal development?

UserDr Peter A Lawrence FRS, Department of Zoology and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

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

ClockMonday 09 February 2009, 17:30-18:30

ONE DAY MEETING - Pluripotency, reprogramming and stem cells

REGISTER BY EMAIL TO: philosoc@hermes.cam.ac.uk

UserSPEAKERS: Peter Andrews, Robin Lovell-Badge, James Byrne, Ian Chambers, Kevin Eggan, Martin Evans, Stephen Minger, Alison Murdoch and Kevin Shakesheff, CHAIRED BY: Chris Graham and Richard Gardiner, ORGANISERS: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and John Gurdon.

HouseFitzwilliam College Auditorium.

ClockFriday 12 December 2008, 09:00-18:00

All cells are born equal, but some are more equal than others

UserDr Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK, The Gurdon Institute.

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

ClockMonday 24 November 2008, 17:30-18:30

Lost in translation: challenges in applying society's risks to individuals

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

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

ClockMonday 10 November 2008, 17:30-18:30

HONORARY FELLOWS PRIZE LECTURE - Who owns science?

UserProfessor Sir John Sulston FRS.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockWednesday 05 November 2008, 17:30-18:30

Writing the future: opportunities and challenges in inkjet printing

UserProfessor Ian Hutchings FREng, Institute for Manufacturing.

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

ClockMonday 27 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

LARMOR LECTURE Seeing Nano: optics on the smallest scales

UserProfessor Jeremy J Baumberg, NanoPhotonics Centre, Department of Physics.

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

ClockMonday 13 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

RNA: the fourth dimension in evolution or how nurture could influence nature?

NOTE: NEW VENUE AND NEW START TIME

UserProfessor David Baulcombe FRS, Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Sciences.

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

ClockMonday 10 March 2008, 17:30-18:30

Unpredictability and chance in science and technology

NOTE: NEW VENUE AND NEW START TIME

UserProfessor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

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

ClockMonday 25 February 2008, 17:30-18:30

Sundials and the calendar

NOTE: NEW VENUE AND NEW START TIME

UserDr Frank King, Computer Laboratory.

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

ClockMonday 11 February 2008, 17:30-18:30

G I Taylor Lecture - When is a structure a musical instrument? Percussion instruments and other musical oddities

NOTE: NEW VENUE AND NEW START TIME

UserProfessor Jim Woodhouse, Department of Engineering.

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

ClockMonday 28 January 2008, 17:30-18:30

Hands-free writing

NOTE: New start time and New venue

UserProfessor David J C MacKay, Department of Physics.

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

ClockMonday 26 November 2007, 17:30-18:30

Imaging biology in the cancer patient - new ways to guide treatment. (Towards the Star Trek Tri-corder)

NOTE: New start time and New venue

UserProfessor Kevin Brindle, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Research UK.

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

ClockMonday 12 November 2007, 17:30-18:30

The physics of the Earth's interior

HONORARY FELLOWS PRIZE LECTURE

UserProfessor Dan McKenzie CH FRS, Department of Earth Sciences.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockWednesday 07 November 2007, 17:30-18:30

Ancient Woodlands

NOTE: New start time and New venue

UserProfessor Oliver Rackham OBE FBA.

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

ClockMonday 29 October 2007, 17:30-18:30

LARMOR LECTURE, Dark Ages to Dark Endings: The Life Cycles of Galaxies

NOTE: New start time and New venue

UserProfessor Robert Kennicutt, Department of Astronomy.

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

ClockMonday 15 October 2007, 17:30-18:30

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS – WHY HAVE LARGE SCALE APPLICATIONS TAKEN SO LONG?

Co-sponsored with Professor David Caldwell, IRC in Superconductivity

UserProfessor David Larbalestier of the Applied Superconductivity Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College..

ClockWednesday 12 September 2007, 17:00-18:00

Beanbags, fish oil and rose-tinted spectacles; navigating the path through dyslexia 'cures'

UserProfessor Dorothy Bishop, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 12 March 2007, 20:30-21:30

Persistent Infectious Diseases - Viruses and how we live with them

UserProfessor Patrick Sissons, Regius Professor of Physic, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 26 February 2007, 20:30-21:30

Carbon Nanotubes- the Future for Electronics?

UserProfessor Bill Milne, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 12 February 2007, 20:30-21:30

G I Taylor Lecture - Explaining the flow of elastic liquids

UserProfessor E J Hinch FRS, Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 29 January 2007, 20:30-21:30

Instabilities of Liquid Surfaces: Rayleigh meets Nanoscience

UserProfessor Ullrich Steiner, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 27 November 2006, 20:30-21:30

Stem cells to synapses: how to construct a nervous system

UserDr Andrea Brand, The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 13 November 2006, 20:30-21:30

HONORARY FELLOWS PRIZE LECTURE - Controlling the Cell Cycle

UserSir Tim Hunt FRS, Cancer Research UK.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockWednesday 01 November 2006, 17:30-18:30

The life habits of the trilobites

UserProfessor Richard Fortey, FRS, Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, London.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 30 October 2006, 20:30-21:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

The Puppet Master - How the brain controls the body.

UserProfessor Daniel Wolpert, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 13 March 2006, 20:30-21:30

Protein Folding. Misfolding and disease.

UserProfessor Sir Alan Fersht, FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 27 February 2006, 20:30-21:30

Inositol: evolution's favourite molecule?

UserProfessor Robin Irvine, FRS.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 13 February 2006, 20:30-21:30

Evolution of the Earth

UserProfessor Simon Conway-Morris FRS, Dr Andrew Mackenzie, Professor Dan Schrag. Professor Dan McKenzie FRS, Professor Dave Stevenson, FRS, and Professor Steve Sparks FRS..

HousePippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics.

ClockFriday 16 December 2005, 09:00-18:00

Packaging the genome: chromatin, DNA architecture and the role of proteins

UserProfessor Dame Jean O Thomas FRS, Department of Biochemistry.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 28 November 2005, 20:30-21:30

The Free Will Theorem

UserProfessor John Horton Conway FRS, Princeton University.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2005, 17:15-18:15

Our Dynamic Sun

UserDr Helen Mason, DAMTP.

HouseCockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

ClockMonday 31 October 2005, 20:30-21:30

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