The following note from our president will be of interest to members of CSAR attending lectures at Churchill College.

"Members and friends attending CSAR lectures are reminded that cars may usually be parked in the staff car park off Churchill Road. You are most welcome to use the self-service restaurant in the Dining Hall at Churchill College for dinner before CSAR events; the self-service closes at 7.15 pm. You are also welcome to use the Buttery (Bar) in the College both before and after events; it provides refreshments and offers a bar menu as well as good conversation with friends! We are very grateful to Churchill College for making these facilities available"


Prior to the main activities of the evening a brief SGM will be held to seek CSAR member's approval for -
1. Council's nomination of Dr. Eddie Powell as our new Honorary Treasurer, with effect from October 2015
2. Proposed change to clause 4b of the CSAR Constitution -
Existing wording is: b. An Officer may pay out of, or be reimbursed from, the property of CSAR reasonable expenses properly incurred by him or her when acting on behalf of CSAR.
Proposed revision: b. An Officer or member of Council may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses properly incurred by him or her when acting on behalf of CSAR.

Next Meeting

Monday 15th June 2015


Gallium Nitride LEDs: How they can save energy, purify water, improve our health and be manufactured in the UK!

Professor Sir Colin J. Humphreys

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

University of Cambridge



19.30 Monday 15th June, 2015
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge


In addition 2014 CSAR Student Award winner Olivia Macleod will give a short presentation on her research titled "Identification of the first direct interaction between trypanosomes and the host immune system"


Coffee and tea will be served in the lecture theatre foyer from 19:00.

Membership Forms and Continuing Professional Development certificates are available at the reception desk in the foyer.

Attendees are asked to be as quiet as possible while in the building as it is exam time and students are studying nearby. Thank you.


The synopsis of this event may be downloaded here


The full details of this year's lecture programme will be found on the programme page


CSAR is a Registered Charity (No. 1142337)

If you pay income tax we would ask that you complete a Gift Aid declaration so that we can claim Gift Aid from the Taxman. You can download the form here