About us

CSAR is a charity run by a council of volunteers. The Society is governed by its Council and a written Constitution. Sir John Cockcroft was its founding President in 1964.

Council members as of July 2022:

Prof Sir Richard Friend


Dr Valerie Anderson

Vice President

Dr Camilla Benfield

Council member

John Grieve

Visits Organiser

Jane Baker

PhD Student Awards Secretary

Dr Robin Catchpole

Dr Paul Coxon

Postdocs of Cambridge Society

Dr. John Cook

Marketing and membership secretary

Ursula Dunn

Susan Wright

Honorary Treasurer

How can you get more involved in CSAR?

We are always interested to hear from members who might be interested in playing an active part in CSAR. Skills that we currently seek include:

  • event operations
  • photography (taking digital photos of speakers)
  • social media (particularly Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)

If you'd like to find out more, please speak to the president of CSAR, Prof. Sir Richard Friend, or to the vice-president, Valerie Anderson, at one of the CSAR events, or send us an email.


All views and opinions expressed in CSAR lectures and webinars, in the Question and Answer sessions, and in the recordings of them where applicable, are those of our speakers. CSAR accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or any other aspect of these materials.


2nd Sep 2023

Smart rugby ball used in Six Nations 2023

28th Aug 2023

Dr. Stephen Ajadi (2023 CSAR Student Award winner )

28th Aug 2023

Dr. Yeon Sik Choi (2019 CSAR Student Award winner )