Trinity College Science Society
is the most active science society in Cambridge, providing a rich programme of seminar series, panel discussions, film nights, and other social events. While based in Trinity College, all talks are free and open to all members of the university and the general public, and are accompanied by generous refreshments. Browse through our programme for the coming year to see the remarkable speakers and events we have lined up.

TCSS Annual Symposium and Dinner

Sunday 11 March 2018

Dear scientist, science enthusiast!

Curious about the research that is going on in Trinity College?

Want to hear a bunch of really interesting projects by students your age and some of our own Fellows?

This year, we are planning for you one of the biggest student-organised science events of the year – our Annual Symposium followed by our dinner!

Attendance to the symposium is free and open to all members of university and general public.

The Annual Dinner will take place at 7:30pm in Trinity’s Old Kitchens, with a reception from 7pm.

Tickets will be priced as follows:
Trinity members: £10 if you attend the Symposium, £25 if you do not attend
Non-Trinity members: £15 if you attend the Symposium, £30 if you do not attend

The dinner is fully booked, to place yourself on a waiting list, please fill in this form.


The Symposium will take place from 10am to 6pm on Sunday the 11th of March, in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre.

A full programme featuring timings and abstracts for all of the talks can be found here.

Speaker Description
Professor Chris LoweDirector of the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences
Dr Mireia Crispin-OrtuzarA Particle Physicist’s perspective on Cancer Biology
Dr Oliver ShorttleGeology beyond the Solar System
Dr Beñat Gurrutxaga-LermaMultiscale Modelling of Materials
Dr Mary FortuneSo Your Treatment Doesn’t Work: How To Lie With Statistics
Adam PradaTheoretical Chemistry
Herschel ChawdhryParticle Physics
Krishna SharmaInhibiting Protein-Protein Interactions as an Anti-Cancer Strategy
Silvia HnatovaEpigenetics
Dr Mihkel KamaAstronomy
Barbara HerdyNucleic Acids/CRUK
Peter GerlaghSolution to the Quantum Measurement Problem
David WongThe Molecular Basis for Circadian Timekeeping in Mammals
Solène RollandFinding the Key Players In The Cell Death Pathway Triggered by Gram-Negative Bacteria

Annual dinner menu



This is followed by a cheese course, coffee and mints.