200TH ANNIVERSARY TWO-DAY MEETING - The Futures of Sciences


Lecture Overview

Organiser Professor Simon Conway Morris

Society Archive

Programme for 200th Anniversary Two-Day Meeting – The Futures of Sciences

Friday 22 March 2019

09.00-09.15 Registration and Coffee

09.15-09.30 Introduction to meeting

09.30-10.15 Dr Richard Henderson FRS FMedSci HonFRSC, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge - A Brief history of Structural Biology

10.15-11.00 Professor Chris Bishop FRS FRSE FREng, Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research,Cambridge - Artificial Intelligence

11.00-11.30 Morning Coffee

11.30-12.15 Professor Sheena Cruickshank FRSA, University of Manchester - Harnessing the power of Immunology to heal ourselves

12.15-13.00 Dr Venki Ramakrishnan PRS, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge - The ribosome: The quest for its structure and where we go now

13.00-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.30 Professor Sir Richard Peto FRS, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford - Halving premature death

14.30-15.15 Professor Vilayanur S Ramachandran, Centre for Brain and Cognition, UCSD La Jolla - How the brain does not work; insights from clinical neurology and evolution

15.15-15.45 Afternoon Tea

15.45-16.30 Dr Seth Shostak, Seti Institute, California - Why the 21st Century will redirect the Human Trajectory

16.30-17.15 Professor George M Whitesides, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University - Asking a question is easy; understanding the answer is another matter

Open to all who are interested, entry is free and no booking is required.

Please note that there is no public parking at the Department of Engineering.

A buffet lunch will be available at a cost of £5 in advance or £7.00 on the day. Numbers for the luncheon are limited and an advance purchase is recommended to guarantee a place. Please contact the Executive Secretary for a voucher.

The first 70 Fellows of the Society to apply will be offered a complimentary luncheon voucher.

Lecture Room 0, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

How to get there


Free for all

Entry is free and open to all who are interested