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This is a list of lectures in and around the University of Cambridge that are open to the general public. To have another lecture series, or individual lectures, included in this list, please contact one of the managers of this list.

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Cambridge Philosophical Society

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

Cambridge University Biological Society

Symposium: Neurobiology

Userprof Ole Paulsen and a second speaker TBC.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockTuesday 11 October 2016, 19:00-20:30

Cambridge University Biological Society

Title to be confirmed

UserDr Chris Lowe, University of Essex.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockThursday 13 October 2016, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge University Biological Society

PhD event

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockFriday 14 October 2016, 19:00-20:30

Cambridge University Biological Society

Title to be confirmed

Userprof Richard Gilbertson.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockTuesday 18 October 2016, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge Philosophical Society

LARMOR LECTURE - Nanosructured 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

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Cambridge University Biological Society

Summer Internships Event

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockFriday 28 October 2016, 19:00-20:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Cambridge Philosophical Society

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

Lady Margaret Lectures

Global Geology and the Tectonics of Empire

UserProfessor Jim Secord, University of Cambridge.

HouseYusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2016, 17:30-19:00

Cambridge University Biological Society

Title to be confirmed

UserDr Nick West.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockFriday 11 November 2016, 19:00-20:30

Cambridge University Biological Society

Title to be confirmed

Userprof Peter Stockley.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockTuesday 15 November 2016, 19:00-20:00

Cambridge Philosophical Society

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

Cambridge University Biological Society

Symposium: Microbiology

Userprof Kim Hardie and Dr Tom Ellis.

HouseSt John's College.

ClockTuesday 22 November 2016, 19:00-20:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extreme Weather

UserDr Emily Shuckburgh, BAS.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 20 January 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extreme Risk Engineering

UserProfessor Nassim N Taleb, New York.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 27 January 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extreme Rowing

UserRoz Savage, Ocean Rower.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 10 February 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Philosophical Society

Title to be confirmed

UserProfessor Zoe Kourtzi, Department of Psychology.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Reporting from Extreme Environments

UserLyse Doucet, BBC.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 17 February 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extreme Politics

UserProfessor Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 24 February 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Philosophical Society

A V HILL LECTURE - Title to be confirmed

User Professor Callum McRae, Genetics, USA Chief of Cardiology, Harvard.

HouseBristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry.

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extreme Ageing

UserProfessor Sarah Harper, University of Oxford.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 03 March 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

A trick of the light? Development, function and evolution of plant nanostructures that influence animal behaviour

UserProf. Beverley Glover FLS, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

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

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

Darwin College Lecture Series

Extremes of the Universe

UserProfessor Andy Fabian, University of Cambridge.

HouseLMH, Lady Mitchell Hall.

ClockFriday 10 March 2017, 17:30-18:30

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

Towards General Artificial Intelligence

UserDr Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, Vice President of Engineering at Google DeepMind.

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

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

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

Architecture for Resilience - surviving earthquakes, tornadoes, fire and floods.

UserDr Emily So MEng CEng MICE, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, Director of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd..

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

ClockMonday 08 May 2017, 19:30-21:00

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

"The world in 2050" - Human extinction risks

UserLord Martin Rees OM FRS FREng FMedSci, Trinity College and Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. Astronomer Royal..

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

ClockMonday 05 June 2017, 19:30-21:00

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

Mutational processes in the human genome

UserDr Serena Nik-Zainal, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow & CDF Group Leader, Cancer Genome Project, Sanger Institute. .

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

ClockMonday 19 June 2017, 19:30-21:00

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