Tuesday 17 October 2006

Prof Mike Payne, Department of Physics
Modelling Life - How Quantum Mechanics can Help us Understand Biology

Tuesday 24 October 2006

Dr Matthew Mason, Department of Physiology
Evolution of the Middle Ear

Tuesday 31 October 2006
Tuesday 07 November 2006

Dr David Tolfree, MANCEF
The Exploitation of Micro- and Nanotechnologies

Wednesday 15 November 2006

Dr Anne Forde, University Careers Service
Careers in Science

Thursday 23 November 2006

Dr Raj Persaud
Can Science be Communicated through the Media?

Tuesday 23 January 2007

Prof Anne McLaren, Department of Zoology
Science and Ethics of Stem Cells

Tuesday 30 January 2007

Prof Ross Anderson, Computer Laboratory
Privacy and Identity - System Engineering and the Database State

Thursday 01 February 2007

Prof Miodrag Stojkovic
Arrested and developing embryos as a source for stem cells

Tuesday 13 February 2007

Prof Lewis Wolpert, Department of Anatomy, UCL
Religious and Scientific Belief

Tuesday 20 February 2007

Sir Tom Blundell, Department of Biochemistry
Drug discovery: how Academia can Contribute

Tuesday 27 February 2007

Dr Eric Werner, Oxford University and Cellnomica Inc.
What do genes mean?

Tuesday 06 March 2007

Scisoc 2007 Annual General Meeting

Sunday 11 March 2007

SciEnts Cocktail Party

Friday 16 March 2007

Prof Ron Laskey and Friends (MRC Cambridge)
Comic Relief Charity Concert Songs for Cynical Scientists (and Non-Scientists!)

Monday 23 April 2007

Prof Bjarne Stroustrup
C++0x as a New Language

Tuesday 01 May 2007

Prof. Nigel Halford
GM Crops - There are a lot of them About!

Tuesday 08 May 2007

Dr Julia Riley
Quasars and Radio Galaxies - the most powerful sources of radio waves in the universe

Thursday 17 May 2007

Dr. Graham Brookes
10 Years of Biotech Crops: Global Economic and Environmental Impacts

Wednesday 03 October 2007

Prof Bjorn Lomborg
Book Launch of 'Cool it' - bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg's latest release

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Dr Simon Singh
The History of the Universe in 60 minutes

Tuesday 30 October 2007

Neil Turok
What Banged at the Big Bang

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Kevin Brindle
Imaging Methods in Tumour Therapy

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Prof Andrew Blake, Microsoft Coorporation
Computers and Illusion - from photography to computer vision

Tuesday 22 January 2008

Nicholas Humphrey, London School of Economics
The necessity of consciousness: why human zombies would be an evolutionary dead end

Tuesday 05 February 2008
Tuesday 12 February 2008

Joy Christian
Bell’s Theorem, Clifford’s Algebra, and Einstein’s Reality

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Lord Krebbs
Whose risk? Whose choice? Whose health?

Tuesday 26 February 2008

James Jackson
Living with tsunamis: Sumatra and the Mediterranean

Thursday 06 March 2008

Aubrey Manning
Life and the Earth: interlocking histories

Tuesday 29 April 2008

Prof Brian Goodwin, Schumacher College
Has the Leopard Changed Its Spots? Is a New Biology Emerging?

Thursday 08 May 2008

Professor Alison Smith (Department of Plant Sciences)
Microbial Bioenergy Production Note unusual day: Thursday, not Tuesday

Thursday 16 October 2008

Dr Peter Wothers, Department of Chemistry
Gods, Devils and Alcohol - Their Influence in Chemical Nomenclature FREE ENTRY

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Prof David MacKay, Department of Physics
Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

Tuesday 04 November 2008

Prof Andy Hopper CBE FRS, Head of the Cambridge Computer Laboratory
Computing for the Future of the Planet

Monday 10 November 2008

Robert Foley, Professor of Human Evolution, Leverhulme Centre, University of Cambridge
Intimate Relations: Human Evolution and Climatic Change Please note the change in venue and date! The talk is on Monday!

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS
Was there Anything Before the Big Bang? Possibly! FREE ADMITTANCE

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Herbert Huppert FRS, Professor of Theoretical Geophysics and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge
Extreme Natural Hazards

Tuesday 02 December 2008

Professor Meyer Jackson, University of Wisconsin
Biophysical Studies of the Nervous System

Monday 19 January 2009

Panel Debate - see abstract
Cognitive Enhancement: Hope or Dope? FREE ADMITTANCE

Tuesday 27 January 2009

Prof Sir John Meurig Thomas
Unpredictability and Chance in Scientific Progress

Tuesday 03 February 2009

Professor Chris Howe, Department of Biochemistry
Evolution From Malaria to Manuscripts

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Simon Singh
Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Professor Gerard Gilmore, Institute of Astronomy
Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Tuesday 03 March 2009

Dr Jenny Morton
When The Golden Chain Breaks: Sleep Dysfunction in Neurogenerative Disorder

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Brendan Moriarty MD
Fighting Blindness in the Developing World

Monday 27 April 2009

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
SciSoc Annual Founders' Dinner with Simon Baron-Cohen Tickets on sale now: visit

Friday 08 May 2009

Dr Martin Mackay, President of Pfizer Global Research & Development
Filling Tomorrow's Pipeline - A discussion with Dr Martin Mackay, President of Pfizer Global Research and Development

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Marcus du Sautoy - Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science
Marcus du Sautoy - Finding Moonshine Free Event - The Freshers' Squash

Friday 30 October 2009

Sir David King - Former chief scientific advisor to the UK government
Sir David King - 21st Century Challanges

Tuesday 03 November 2009

Prof. John Beddington
Prof. John Beddington - Title TBC

Tuesday 10 November 2009
Tuesday 17 November 2009

Prof. Rupert Sheldrake
Prof. Rupert Sheldrake - Morphic Resonance, Collective Momory, and the Habits of Nature

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Prof. Anthony Hollander
Prof. Anthony Hollander - Claudia's Tracha and other Stem Cell Stories

Tuesday 01 December 2009

Prof David Colquhoun
Prof. David Colquhoun - Science in an Age of Endarkenment

Tuesday 26 January 2010

Lord Robert Winston
Lord Robert Winston (Free Entry)

Tuesday 02 February 2010

Professor Nicola Clayton ( Department of Experimental Psychology)
Prof Nicola Clayton - Do Animals Make Shopping Lists?

Tuesday 09 February 2010

Dr. Daniel Lunn
The Logic of Foraging Followed by a wine reception

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Prof Kevin Warick, Professor for Cybernetics at the University of Reading
Prof Kevin Warwick - Cyborg Experiments

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Prof Andrew Lever
Prof Andrew Lever - Getting Intimate With HIV

Tuesday 02 March 2010

Mr Henry Edmundson - Schlumberger
The Oil And Gas Industry: The Next 30 Years

Tuesday 09 March 2010

Sir David Baulcombe
Sir David Baulcombe - Of Maize and Men

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Prof Gerhard Materlik
Synchrotron light: from Einstein's theories into a brilliant future

Tuesday 04 May 2010

Len Fisher
Len Fisher - Equations for Everyday Life

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Dr Piers Bursill-Hall
And now for something completely different – when engineers did maths and mathematicians talked to God

Friday 22 October 2010

Prof Fran Ashcroft
Neonatal diabetes: From Gene to Therapy

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Dr Elham Kashefi
Verification of Quantum Mechanics

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Prof Guang-Zhong Yang
Snake and Lobster - A Feast for MICCAI

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Prof David Pyle
Volcanic eruptions: causes and consequences

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Dr Elizabeth Murchison
Devilish decline: infectious cancer and the Tasmanian devil

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Charles Clover
"The End of the Line": How Overfishing Is Changing the World And What We Eat

Tuesday 01 February 2011

Graham Farmelo
Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty

Tuesday 08 February 2011
Tuesday 15 February 2011

Dr Matt Ridley
When ideas have sex: the collective brain

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Prof Steven Bramwell
Magnetricity and Magnetic Monopoles

Tuesday 01 March 2011

Andrew Green
Is it possible to break the World Land speed record again?

Thursday 03 March 2011

David Willetts, MP
The Coalition’s Vision for Science and Technology

Tuesday 08 March 2011

Sir Mark Walport
[CANCELLED] From Genomes to Health

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Dr Stuart Eves
'Sophisticated Small Satellites from Surrey'

Tuesday 03 May 2011

Prof Jeff Forshaw
From Einstein to the Large Hadron Collider

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Prof Anne Cooke
'Infection and autoimmunity: there may be some advantages to co-habitation'

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Prof Subir Sarkar
Darkness visible: the search for the missing mass of the universe

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Prof William Graham Richards
The commercialization of university research

Tuesday 01 November 2011

Professor Aubrey de Grey
Defeating Ageing with Regenerative Medicine

Tuesday 08 November 2011

Prof Stephen Sawcer
Multiple Sclerosis Genetics - light at the end of the tunnel

Tuesday 15 November 2011
Tuesday 22 November 2011

Prof John Ellis
The Large Hadron Collider: answering Gauguin's questions about the Universe

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Prof Carlos Frenk
Everything from nothing: how our universe was made

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Prof Roger Barlow
"Proton Therapy: Particle physics fights cancer"

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Prof Steve Furber
"Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Computing"

Tuesday 07 February 2012

Hiranya Peiris
“Fingerprints of the Early Universe”

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Prof Ene Ergma
“Astrophysicist - Speaker of the Parliament”

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Prof Philip Maini
“Modelling aspects of tumour growth and progression”

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Dr Roi Cohen Kadoch
"The natural and enhanced mathematical brain"

Tuesday 06 March 2012

Alex Mesoudi
" Towards a Science of Cultural Evolution"

Monday 12 March 2012

Prof Matalaris, Imperial College London
"Stem Cell Bioprocessing: The Role of Chemical Engineering"

Tuesday 01 May 2012
Thursday 14 June 2012

Stephen Wolfram
"Science, Computation and the Future"

Tuesday 09 October 2012

Prof. Sir David Baulcombe
Can Nurture Influence Nature?

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Dr John Emsley
Molecules of Murder

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Dr Spike Bucklow
The Science of Art

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Sir Richard 'Tim' Hunt
Controlling Cell Division

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Dr Julian Barbour
Does Time Exist?

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Prof. Sir Richard Friend
Plastic Electronics

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Prof. David Nutt
Time to grow up?

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Prof. Rev. Michal Heller, Templeton Prize Laureate
Incomprehensible Comprehensibility of the Universe

Tuesday 05 February 2013

Prof. Sir David King, former Chief Scientific Advisor
Our shared destinies within the planet’s boundaries

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Prof. Daan Frenkel
The Unexpected Side of Entropy

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Dr Gayle Brewer
Ornamentation, Attraction and Sexual Behaviour

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Prof. Sir John Ernest Walker, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit & Nobel Prize Laureate
POSTPONED: Energy and Life

Tuesday 05 March 2013

Prof. Colin Blakemore
What’s special about the human brain

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Dr Philip Ball
How curiosity turned into Science?

Tuesday 23 April 2013
Tuesday 30 April 2013

Prof Sir John Ernest Walker
Energy and Life

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Lord Martin Rees, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
From Mars to the Multiverse

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Dr Eric Rees, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge
Super-resolution Microscopy

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Sir Robin Murray, King's College London
Are Normal People Sane?

Wednesday 06 November 2013

Dr Jonathan Goodman, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
Why is Chemistry Difficult?

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Prof Hugh Montgomery, University College London
The Headache of Hypoxia

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Prof Aubrey Manning, University of Edinburgh
Life and the Earth: Interlocking Histories

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Prof Molly Stevens, Imperial College London
Healing the body with new materials

Tuesday 03 December 2013

Prof Martin Siegert, University of Edinburgh
Subglacial Lake Ellsworth

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Dr Jim Haseloff, Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge
Synthetic Biology: New Technologies and Sustainable Solutions

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Prof Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London
Exploring the History of Mars by Robot: Curiosity's Adventures in Gale Crater

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Prof Sue Hartley, University of York
Grasses bite back! The role of silicon-based defences in the interactions between plants and herbivores

Tuesday 04 February 2014

Dr Allan Chapman, University of Oxford
Why did it take medicine 3,000 years to become effective?

Monday 10 February 2014

Peter Davidson
Protecting the planet for our children and other species

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Dr David Summers, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
The sweet smell of E. coli division

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Dr Kristian Franze, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Neurons Feel the Force

Tuesday 04 March 2014

Prof Roger Keynes, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Development and Repair of Neurons


Lord Robert May, University of Oxford
Stability and Complexity in Financial Ecosystems

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Dr Mete Atatüre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Quantum Games with Spins Alight

Friday 14 March 2014

Prof Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Captured Thoughts: The Collaborations of an Artist and a Scientist

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Sir Tim Hunt, Cancer Research UK
How to Win a Nobel Prize: The Secret of Cell Division

Thursday 16 October 2014

Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London
The Science of Invisibility

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Prof Steve Furber, University of Manchester
Building Brains

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Sir John Walker, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Generating the Fuel of Life

Monday 10 November 2014

Prof Steve Cowley, Imperial College London
The Scientific Challenges for Fusion Power

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Dame Carol Black, University of Cambridge
Working for a Healthier Tomorrow

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Lord Robert Winston
Reducing Genetic Abnormalities in Embryos

Tuesday 02 December 2014

Prof Austin Smith, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Stem Cells

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Prof Ian White, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Copper with Light – the Prospects for Photonic-Enabled-Electronics

Thursday 22 January 2015

Andrew Miller
UK Government Policy onScience and Technology Post-2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Sir Alan Fersht
Protein folding, misfolding, disease and cancer

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Sir Greg Winter
The antibody revolution

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Conrad Wolfram
Computation, Technology and the New Era of STEM

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Prof Lee Cronin
Towards the Evolutionary Genesis Engine

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Sir John Ball, University of Oxford
Defects in materials and how to describe them

Tuesday 03 March 2015

Dr Philip Campbell
Grand challenges facing scientists and Nature

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Sir Salvador Moncada
Prostacyclin and nitric oxide in vascular biology

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Professor Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford
Dressed to kill: what do infectious disease agents have in their wardrobes?

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Professor Jeremy Baumberg (NanoPhotonics Centre, University of Cambridge)
SciSoc Talk: Professor Jeremy Baumberg: Where is my nanobot?

Thursday 29 October 2015

Professor Sir David Baulcombe and Professor Jerzy Paszkowski
GMOs: beginnings, advancements, new opportunities and public perceptions.

Tuesday 03 November 2015

Dr Hugh Lewis
Scisoc talk: Dr Hugh Lewis - 'Space Debris, the UN and the IADC'


Dr Hugh Lewis
Scisoc talk: Dr Hugh Lewis - 'Space Debris, the UN and the IADC'


Dr Hugh Lewis
Scisoc talk: Dr Hugh Lewis - 'Space Debris, the UN and the IADC'

Monday 09 November 2015

Dr Ewan Birney
Scisoc talk: Dr Ewan Birney - 'Big Data for Basic Research'

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Dr David Bainbridge
Scisoc talk: Dr David Bainbridge - 'Curvology: the origins and power of female body shape"

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Dr Ulrich Schneider
More is different: Many-body physics with ultracold atoms.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Professor Dame Athene Donald ( Director, Physics of Medicine, Cavendish Laboratory)
SciSoc Talk: Dame Athene Donald - "Physics of the Everyday"

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Dame Julia Slingo
SciSoc Talk: Dame Julia Slingo

Tuesday 02 February 2016

David Spiegelhalter (Statistical Laboratory)
Scisoc Talk: Sir David Spiegelhalter

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Professor Ashok Venkitaraman
Genetic Instability and Cancer Suppression

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Professor Steve Jones
SciSoc Talk: Professor Steve Jones - "Nature, Nurture, or Nietzsche, what genetics can (and cannot) tell us about oursleves"

Tuesday 01 March 2016

Dr Philipp Holliger
SciSoc Talk: Dr Philipp Holliger

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Prof. Jane Francis, Director of the British Antarctic Survey
When Antarctica was green: fossil plants reveal Antarctica's climate history

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Professor Andrea Ferrari, Head of the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy group
SCISOC TALK - The Roadmap to Applications of Graphene, Layered Materials and Hybrid systems

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health at the LSHTM
SCISOC TALK - The Black dog: why don't we care?

Tuesday 01 November 2016

Dr Christopher Berry, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Co-author of recent gravitational waves paper
SCISOC TALK - Black holes and revelations

Friday 04 November 2016

Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, Professor of Physiology at Oxford University
SCISOC TALK: ATP-sensitive potassium channels and neonatal diabetes – from molecule to new therapy and beyond.

Tuesday 08 November 2016

Professor Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University
SCISOC TALK - Opossums, Catastrophes, and Homeostasis

Thursday 17 November 2016

Professor Lord Robert Mair, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering
SCISOC TALK - Engineering challenges in creating underground space

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Professor Elspeth Garman, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at Oxford University
SCISOC TALK - 103 years of Crystallography: what has it taught us and where will lead us?

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Professor Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics at Durham University
SCISOC TALK - Our cosmic origins: everything from nothing

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Professor Sir Michael Marmot
The health gap: the challenge of an unequal world

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Professor Joanna Haigh
The Science of Climate Change

Tuesday 07 February 2017

Professor David Nutt
Why scientists should also be revolutionaries

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald
Towards earlier diagnosis for cancer of the oesophagus

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Dr Fulvio Militello
The path to delivering nuclear fusion power

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith
Can Future Energy Needs be met Sustainably?

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Professor Peter Atkins
The Origin of the Laws of Nature

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dr Olga Malinkiewicz
Perovskite Solar Cells - New Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Professor Janet Hemingway
Bugs, Bites and Parasites

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Professor Malcolm Longair
Pedagogical and Real Science - the Physics Case

Tuesday 07 November 2017

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt
The Exponents of Change: From Artificial Intellegence to Web Science

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Professor Llyod Peck
Living in the Cold

Thursday 23 November 2017

Sir Mark Walport
Providing Science Advice to the Government

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Professor Dame Sally Davies
Open Data and the Future of Science

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dr Anna Barnes, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London
It's Not All About The Science

Thursday 01 February 2018

Professor Russell Foster, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford
Light, Sleep & Circadian Rhythms-Biology to Therapeutics

Tuesday 06 February 2018

Dr Nathalia Vriend, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
The Particulars of Particulates: Granular Research on Dunes and Avalanches

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Dr Peter Wothers, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Paracelsus' Chickens - Strange Tales from the History of Chemistry

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Professor Jonathan Clayden, University of Bristol
Synthesising Molecular Function: Shape Matters

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Dr Madeline Lancaster, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Human Brain Development Modelled in a Dish

Thursday 08 March 2018

Professor João Magueijo, Imperical College London
The Beginning of Our Universe and what we don't know about Physics

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Dr Sarah Chan, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Improving on Nature: Biotechnology and the Ethics of Animal Enhancement

Thursday 15 March 2018

Anita Ramanan, Microsoft
Microsoft: Quantum Computing

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