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The Cambridge & Great Eastern Section of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) arranges a wide range of science related events and talks in this region.

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6 upcoming talks and 58 talks in the archive.

Scientific wine tasting with Luke Webster

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2014. £10 but FULLY BOOKED!

UserLuke Webster.

HouseTodd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 21 March 2014, 19:30-21:30

Frankenstein 2.0: Structure + Pattern + Movement = LIFE?

Part of Cambridge Science Festival 2014. Free & open to all.

UserDr Mark Haw (University of Strathclyde).

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 14 March 2014, 19:00-20:00

Moving to low carbon energy provision – do we have a choice?

UserProf Geoffrey Maitland (Imperial College London).

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 28 November 2013, 19:00-20:00

Practically Making the Philosophers' Stone: Recreating Alchemical Experiments

UserDr Jennifer Rampling (Dept of History of Science, Cambridge University).

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 October 2013, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge Museum of Technology Guided Tour

Tickets £3.50

UserMuseum Guide.

HouseCambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LD.

ClockSaturday 21 September 2013, 11:00-12:30

Carbon nanotubes - Laboratory to Industry

UserProf Alan Windle, FRS, Dept of Material Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 09 May 2013, 19:00-20:00

Private evening tour of Cambridge University Botanic Garden - NOW FULLY BOOKED

Note tickets are £8 each and MUST be reserved before the event as numbers are very limited.

UserGuides from the Friends of the Botanic Garden.

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden. CB2 1JF.

ClockThursday 25 April 2013, 18:30-20:00

Food Detectives - Some curious cases with a chemical twist

UserDr Ellen Norman, Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL).

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 11 October 2012, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) Visit

UserJason Cole, Deputy Executive Director CCDC.

HouseCCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EZ.

ClockThursday 13 September 2012, 19:00-20:30

Private evening tour of Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Note tickets are £8 each and MUST be reserved before the event as numbers are very limited

UserGuides from the Friends of the Botanic Garden.

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden, Brookside Gate entrance.

ClockThursday 07 June 2012, 18:30-20:00

The Inner Beauty of Crystals

UserIan Mercer, Natural History Museum London (retired).

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 May 2012, 19:00-20:00

Molecular Model Solutions

UserDr Jonathan Goodman, University of Cambridge.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 09 February 2012, 19:00-20:00

Herbal remedy to Pharmaceutical - the story of Botany and Medicine

UserDr Alison Foster, Senior Curator, University of Oxford Botanic Garden.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 19 January 2012, 19:00-20:00

Is water H2O?

Organised by SCI Cambridge & Great Eastern Region, RSC Mid-Anglia Section & CU ChemSoc.

UserProf Hasok Chang, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 01 December 2011, 19:00-20:00

The Biochemistry of Autumn - Why do the leaves fall?

Organised by CU ChemSoc, SCI Cambridge & Great Eastern Region & RSC Mid-Anglia Section

UserProf Brian J Ford (President of CSAR).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 27 October 2011, 19:00-20:00

Science in the House of Commons (PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME 19:45)

Organised by SCI Cambridge & Great Eastern Region & RSC Mid-Anglia Section

UserDr Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge.

HouseTodd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 13 October 2011, 19:45-20:45

Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry

UserPhilip Ball, prizewinning science writer.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 19 May 2011, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge University Botanic Garden visit

UserTour guides (Friends of the Botanic Garden).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 12 May 2011, 18:30-20:00

Images from the dawn of science - Observing the origins of modern microscopy

UserProf. Brian J. Ford, President of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 March 2011, 19:00-20:00

What have the planets got to do with the metals? Scientific axioms and astrology.

UserDr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 27 January 2011, 19:00-20:00

Delights of Chemistry - Spectacular demonstration lecture

UserMike Hoyland, University of Leeds.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 11 November 2010, 19:00-20:30

Can we feed 9 billion?

UserDr John Emsley.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 21 October 2010, 19:00-20:00

Guided Tour of Cambridge University Botanic Garden

TICKETS £7

UserGuided Tour.

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden.

ClockThursday 10 June 2010, 18:30-20:30

MERCURY - WINDOW ON THE INVISIBLE

UserDr Andrea Sella, UCL.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 May 2010, 19:00-21:00

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholar Presentations & Networking Event

FREE & OPEN TO ALL

UserClaire Stanley, Fionn O'Hara & Simon Beaumont.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 29 April 2010, 17:00-19:00

SPECTACULAR CHEMISTRY LECTURE

Free & open to all (suitable for families)

UserDr Hal Sosabowski, University of Brighton.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 05 November 2009, 19:00-20:00

HUNTING THE ANTISOCIAL CANCER CELL

Free & open to all

UserProf. Ron Laskey, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 01 October 2009, 19:00-20:00

TALES FROM THE BREWHOUSE

Tickets £5 (over 18s only)

UserRichard Naisby, Milton Brewery, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 September 2009, 19:00-21:00

PRIVATE EVENING TOUR OF THE CAMBRIDGE BOTANIC GARDEN - NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Limited numbers. Tickets: Adults £5. Under 16s £3.

UserBotanic Garden guides.

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden.

ClockThursday 11 June 2009, 18:30-21:00

ART MEETS SCIENCE – THE STORY OF LAPIS LAZULI & ULTRAMARINE

Free & open to all.

UserDr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton-Kerr Institute, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 23 April 2009, 19:00-20:00

IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Free & open to all

UserDr Rebecca Fitzgerald, Hutchison-MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Research Centre, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 19 February 2009, 19:00-20:00

BIOFUELS – A VIABLE APPROACH TO CARBON REDUCTION?

UserDr Bruce Tofield, CRed, UEA Norwich.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 11 December 2008, 19:00-20:00

OBESITY - A GROWING PROBLEM

UserDavid Haslam, MB BS, National Obesity Forum.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 27 November 2008, 19:00-20:00

Fireworks and Waterworks! Lecture & demonstration.

UserDr Andy Szydlo, Highgate School, London.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 06 November 2008, 19:00-20:00

Molecules of Murder

UserDr John Emsley.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 09 October 2008, 19:00-20:00

CAMBRIDGE BOTANIC GARDEN - PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

LIMITED SPACES SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseCambridge Botanic Garden.

ClockThursday 22 May 2008, 18:30-20:00

ALL IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE - THE SCIENCE OF FOOD & FLAVOUR

UserDr Len Fisher, University of Bristol.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 15 May 2008, 19:00-20:00

CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC - LOOKING NORTH: ARCTIC SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR, 2007-2008

Please visit www.soci.org for updated details/late cancellation notification.

UserProf Elizabeth Morris, Scott Polar research Institute, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 17 January 2008, 19:00-20:00

ARE WE STAR DUST OR NUCLEAR WASTE?

UserDr Robin Catchpole, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 06 December 2007, 19:00-20:00

FIREWORKS – EXPLOSIVES FOR ENTERTAINMENT !

UserDr Tom Smith, Davas UK Ltd, Kimbolton.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 08 November 2007, 19:00-20:00

BEAGLE 2 AND BEYOND – THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION

UserProf Colin Pillinger FRS, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 11 October 2007, 19:00-20:00

DO ANIMALS HAVE MEMORIES OF TOMORROW?

UserProf. Nicola Clayton, University of Cambridge.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 28 September 2007, 19:00-20:00

BITING BACK AT BLOOD-SUCKING INSECTS

UserDr James Logan, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 06 September 2007, 19:00-20:00

BACK TO THE FUTURE - TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT REVISITED

Free & open to all

UserProf. Peter Lillford, CBE, University of York.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 17 May 2007, 19:00-20:00

THE CHEMISTRY OF CHRISTMAS - an exciting practical demonstration lecture

UserDr Colin Pulham & Prof Lesley Yellowlees (University of Edinburgh).

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 06 December 2006, 19:00-20:00

MIXING CHEMICALS AND CHARACTERS: The craft of writing science-based fiction

UserMalcolm Rose - prizewinning childrens science fiction author.

HouseDepartment of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 23 November 2006, 19:00-20:00

Spectacular Chemistry Lecture & Demonstration - Thunder & Lightning !

UserColin Baker, Director Studies, Bedford School.

HousePfizer Lecture Theatre, Chemistry, Department of.

ClockThursday 02 November 2006, 19:00-20:00

An introduction to Molecular Gastronomy - Why do we like some foods and hate others ?

UserDr Peter Barham, H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol.

HouseUnilever Lecture Theatre, Unilever Centre, Chemistry, Department of.

ClockWednesday 26 April 2006, 19:00-20:00

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