During full term, we organise weekly talks, usually on Tuesday evenings, at the Pfizer Lecture Theatre (Department of Chemistry, CB2 1EW). The location is shown on the map below.

Click here to find out all our future talks and events.

You may also subscribe to our Google Calendar to have all our talks and events on your personal calendars. The Google Calendar will automatically update as we add, remove or alter events – no effort needed on your part! Here’s a short guide to help you should you need it.

All our talks are free to our members who also receive a number of other benefits that you can read about on our membership page. You can become a member at our talks, normally for £12, or pay £3 on the door for a single talk. We provide snacks to nibble on while you are with us as you talk to other SciSoc members and the visiting speaker.

Arrangements for 2020/2021

SciSoc continues to bring a strong programme of speakers into the academic year 2020/2021, with topics covered including ice cores, atmospheric chemistry, non-silicon semiconductors, and the Human Cell Atlas Project. The talks will continue to happen on Tuesday evenings, at 6 pm, with some special exceptions. These events will be online to comply with safe-distancing guidelines and to safeguard the health of our members and speakers. To sign up, please visit each specific event and click on the website link, found at the bottom of the page, under ‘Details’. You will be taken to a Google Form, which will collect your details; an invite link will then be sent to the email address you provided.

SciSoc has held three successful online talks over Summer 2020, which can be found below, along with our talks for Michaelmas 2020. Feel free to watch the lecture recordings on our YouTube channel.

We look forward to seeing you at our talks!

Tips and tricks for inventing the future
Sickle cell
On the interactions between our industrial system and the natural system
Human Cell Atlas: Mapping the human body one cell at a time
DNA: Inspiring building blocks that made me a learner in perpetuity
New materials for a new age
Combustion transition
Why is sleep good for you?
Ice cores and interglacials
Coding and Decoding of Calcium Signals in Plants
Tools for Analyzing Biological Systems
Studies in Natural Product Synthesis

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