Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR)

The Society encourages an appreciation of the sciences and promotes co-operation within and between the University, the wider acedemic community, the public, industry and commerce. We promote all aspects of scientific education and the application of research.

Address: c/o Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 0DS
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.csar.org.uk/
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

Exploring the application of research

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 Professor 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.

Members are a broad mix of people, from students and researchers to entrepreneurs and business professionals, from those still at school to those already retired - all from a wide range of backgrounds. We welcome new members to our lectures and other events, and you can apply to join CSAR online. If you’d like to try a lecture or two before you join please select ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ registration.

Donations to the charity allow us to subsidise attendance by students, school students and teachers.

How Science Really Works, and Why It Matters

How Science Really Works, and Why It Matters

21 Jan 2019The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge: Is the scientific enterprise as healthy as we think? How does the system shape what scientists do? Are there too few scientists in the world or too many? Can globalization be bad for science?

Inflamed Depression

Inflamed Depression

4 Feb 2019The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Edward Bullmore, University of Cambridge: The search for the genes that increase the risk of depression

Cancers and the tumour microenvironment

20 Feb 2019The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Frances Balkwill, Queen Mary University of London: The importance of understanding and 'reprogramming' the tumour microenvironment

How did we get here? Reconstructing the genome of our ancient vertebrate ancestor

How did we get here? Reconstructing the genome of our ancient vertebrate ancestor

4 Mar 2019The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Aoife McLysaght, Trinity College, University of Dublin: Genomes as documents of evolutionary history

How do we measure quality in higher education?

How do we measure quality in higher education?

18 Mar 2019The Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge: As universities are held more accountable for the quality of their provision, how can research inform our thinking about how we measure quality in higher education?