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.

“The Robot will see you now.” Has the time for surgical robots arrived?

“The Robot will see you now.” Has the time for surgical robots arrived?

29 Apr 2019Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Mr. Mark Slack, CMR Surgical and University of Cambridge. Robotic assisted surgery is poised to increase access to Minimal Access Surgery for many patients.

Gene Eating: The truth about diets

13 May 2019Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Dr. Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate, Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge

Volcano watching: weapons of ash eruption

Volcano watching: weapons of ash eruption

10 Jun 2019Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS

Prof. Tamsin Mather, University of Oxford. The latest developments in global volcano monitoring.

Innovative engineering: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometer Array

Innovative engineering: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometer Array

24 Jun 2019Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

Prof. Danielle George, University of Manchester. The innovative engineering of the world's greatest telescope - the Square Kilometer Array