Breath Biopsy: a Mission to Save 100,000 Lives

Billy Boyle, co-founder, Owlstone Ltd

How Owlstone Medical has developed a breathaylzer for disease and is on a mission to save 100,000 lives

Lecture

Mon 2nd Oct 2017

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The DNA Revolution Has Arrived in the Behavioural Sciences

Prof. Robert Plomin, King's College, London

How individual differences in behaviour, such as GCSE scores and university entrance, can be predicted from DNA alone, using polygenic scores

Lecture

Mon 16th Oct 2017

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The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power

Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...

Lecture

Mon 30th Oct 2017

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Will the Antarctic Go Green Again? Lessons from its Fossil History

Prof. Jane Francis, British Antarctic Survey

Fossil plants preserved in Antarctic rocks show it was once covered in lush green forests, despite being situated over the South Pole. The fossils provide us with a window into life at high latitudes in our future warm world.

Lecture

Mon 13th Nov 2017

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CSAR exists to encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures, visits, the CSAR PhD student awards and outreach to schools. We make time around these for conversation and interaction, providing excellent opportunities to meet people, make new friends, expand horizons, and network.

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The Scientific Challenges of Fusion Power

Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...

Lecture Mon 30th Oct 2017

Will the Antarctic Go Green Again? Lessons from its Fossil History

Prof. Jane Francis, British Antarctic Survey

Fossil plants preserved in Antarctic rocks show it was once covered in lush green forests, despite being situated over the South Pole. The fossils provide us with a window into life at high latitudes in our future warm world.

Lecture Mon 13th Nov 2017

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Mutational processes in the human genome

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

How a cancer genome provides a unique opportunity to view the historic mutagenic activity that has occurred throughout the development of a tumour

Lecture Mon 19th Jun 2017

The world in 2050 - and beyond?

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

Our Earth is 45 million centuries old. But this century is the first when one species - ours - can determine the biosphere's fate.

Lecture Mon 5th Jun 2017

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Recent speakers include Dr Demis Hassabis, Co-founder and CEO of Google DeepMind on general artificial intelligence; the astronomer royal Lord Martin Rees on the world in 2050; Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on the mutational processes in the human genome; Professor Andy Fabian on black holes; and Prof. Beverley Glover on how plant evolution influences the behaviour of animals.

Recent visits included NIAB's MacLeod Complex and G’s Growers Cooperative to see the cutting edge of crop research and production; TWI to see world-leading materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry; and Airbus Defence & Space to see the European Space Consortium’s Mars exploration vehicle under construction.

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News

15th Jun 2017

Lord Rees presents Student Awards

24th Apr 2017

2017 The video of the lecture by Demis Hassabis is now available

24th Mar 2017

2017 New member of council and our biggest ever audience