In this Olympic year come on a walk with the Science Guides and hear all about Cambridge's medal winning scientists, about titanic struggles with the Americans, the sprinting Lords who took on Great Court and the 100 year old mathematician who ran from Cambridge to Ely (and back) daily.
Join Helen and William Bynum as they explore the great discoveries which have helped and healed. Each is a powerful story. From dissection to DNA, understanding health and disease in diverse cultures, devising the tools of the trade, developing drugs, vaccines and successful surgery all make up medicine's past and comment on its present.
Throughout the 20th century, films used the monstrous to explore concerns about intervention and normality. This second series of 'Reproduction on Film' presents works featuring various artificial and natural monsters, examining anxieties about science, sex, relationships, parenthood and social marginalisation.
UPDATE: Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances The Observatory Pinafore has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience. The production company hope to stage The Observatory Pinafore later this year.
This lecture will explore the preparation strategies that are employed by athletes in the final few months leading up to an Olympic and Para-Olympic Games in order to optimise performance. We will consider physiological and psychological athlete preparation and the role of the so called 'Secret Squirrels'.
Musical comedian Ashley Frieze presents his grand unified theory of song. Taking ideas from neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and Elton John, this comic presentation claims there are only seven songs.