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Research Talks

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:10
    Robert Kupp (CRUK Cambridge Institute / Oncology)
    Ependymomas are tumors of the central nervous system, arising within the ependymal lining at the ventricle-parenchyma interface. Molecular profiling studies suggests ependymomas in different more
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 13:10
    Valentina Ausserladscheider, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
    Right-wing populism experiences unprecedented success on the European political landscape. Illustrative of such success are the UK Independence Party´s Brexit campaign and the Austrian Freedom Party more
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 13:10
    Information is arguably the most pervasive metaphor that has borne of scientific research over the past 50 years. It is the core notion in many fields of science, including genetics, neuroscience, more
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 13:10
    Dr Nancy Highcock, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
    Nearly seventy years of scientific excavations at Kültepe have yielded a remarkable assemblage of material reflecting the rich and fluid daily lives of the Anatolians, Assyrians, and others who more
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:10
    Dr Nanna Kaalund (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)
    As the reduction in polar ice turns the Northwest Passage into a viable trading route and a lucrative fishing area, the legal status has become a key concern, with several nations claiming its more
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Paul Fletcher, Cambridge Neuroscience
    The brain strives to become a model of the world in which it must survive. It is often more important for it to be functional and efficient than it is to be factually correct. Indeed, there are more
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Anya Hurlbert, Newcastle University
    When Turner daubed a red buoy in his seascape Helvoetsluys, what did he mean? In nature, red may repel or attract, signalling toxicity or ripeness, anger, ruddy health or sexual readiness. For Turner more
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Dan-Eric Nilsson, Lund University
    Eyes abound in the animal kingdom. Some are large as basketballs and others are just fractions of a millimetre. Eyes also come in many different types, such as the compound eyes of insects, the more
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 17:30
    Ms Sophie Hackford, Wired Magazine
    Sophie will explore the idea that the way that computers see the world is becoming our dominant reality. The idea that a physical object, and its data 'exhaust', are in constant dialogue more
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 17:30
    Professor Carlo Rovelli, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    Can we "see" photons, black holes, curved spacetime, quantum jumps, the expansion of the universe, or quanta of space? Physics challenges appearances, showing convincingly that our more

Latest news

  • The College is sad to announce the death of one of our Emeritus Fellows, Philip McNair, on 6 November 2018, aged 94.  

  • Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could help to massively reduce the impact of deadly diseases such as Ebola, Marburg and Lassa fever. "This has the potential to have an enormous positive impact on global public health"
    Professor Jonathan Heeney, Vice-Master, Darwin College 

  • The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, has today released a video in which he discusses the University’s concerns relating to the UK’s departure from the European Union and outlines the University’s position on the mobility of students and staff, and the importance of research collaboration with European partners.


Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 13:10
The Richard King Room, Darwin College
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 13:10
The Richard King Room, Darwin College
Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 19:10
Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 13:10
The Richard King Room, Darwin College
Friday, 23 November, 2018 - 19:00
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