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Science Society

The Science Society presents a termly series of lectures on scientific topics ranging from artificial intelligence to zoology.

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The Society hosts termly series of lay-friendly talks, which help to contribute to an understanding of how science and technology affect not only the way we live now, but perhaps more importantly, how they will affect our lives in the future. Subjects range from quantum cryptography to exoplanets to the genetics of depression, all given by experts in their fields. You can find recordings of recent talks in the Media Collection or view a list of previous talks.

Talks take place on alternate Fridays in Full Term. This term's talks take place as hybrid events (in the Chancellor's Centre and over Zoom). Please sign up for the Zoom link if you would like to join us online.

Meetings begin at 17.45 with drinks; the talk follows at 18.00, with questions at 18.45 and then Formal Hall. Speakers are invited to the dinner, so there are opportunities to continue the discussion over the meal.

Michaelmas Term 2022

Fri 7 October Professor Alaa al-Alwan The Continuing Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases as a Major Challenge to Global Health and Development (partnered with Global Health Hub)
Mon 17 October Dr Yang Liu How to Forecast Organism Adaptability to Future Climates (partnered with Sustainability & Conservation Hub)
Fri 21 October Science Student Research Series The Science Student Research Series represent a series of friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research. There are three separate 20-minute talks (including question time) per event, targeted at a general audience.
Fri 28 October Scary Science Stories

Prepare to be shocked by a Halloween event like none other! Wolfson members will present their most frightening experiences in the sciences.Fancy dress! Come as your favourite study system or anything science or Halloween related.

Fri 4 November

Science Student Research Series

The Science Student Research Series represent a series of friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research. There are three separate 20-minute talks (including question time) per event, targeted at a general audience.
Fri 11 November Dr Leah Roberts Gotta catch ‘em all: tracking transmission with genome sequencing
Fri 18 November Dr Michael Pashkevich

Informing more sustainable development of the oil palm industry

Fri 25 November Professor Mick Mantle I spy with my magnetic eye, something beginning with...?
Fri 2 November Science Student Research Series The Science Student Research Series represent a series of friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research. There are three separate 20-minute talks (including question time) per event, targeted at a general audience.

Additional talks will take place on Fri 18 and 25 November. Please see the section below if you have a nomination for a speaker.

Nominate a Speaker

Do you know a scientist who is also a great speaker? Why not nominate them to join our seminar series? You might like to nominate your research supervisor, a lecturer, a speaker that you have heard elsewhere; you can even nominate yourself! If your nominee is selected to join our seminar series you and the nominee will each receive a pair of complimentary tickets to attend Formal Hall dinner.

To nominate a speaker or for more information email Thomas McCoy.

Committee

The Science Society is organised mainly by Junior Research Fellows and also other Fellows and Senior Members. They are always happy to welcome new people in the team. Our Honorary President is Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former Vice-Chancellor of the University and newly-appointed chairman of Cancer Research UK.

Previous Lectures

All recorded webinars are available in the Media Collection.

Prior talks by Professor Rebecca Kilner, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and Professor Peter Jones are available in the WOLFSON EXPLORES |Transformation| {2019} collection.

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Science Student Research Series *POSTPONED*

02/12/2022 at 17.45

Please note that this event has been postponed until 2023.