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Our academic community is engaged in cutting edge, world-class research. It's this research that informs our teaching, lecturing and supervisions and one of the reasons that this is such an exciting place to learn. 

Colleges are designed to encourage active discussions between students and researchers of different fields, and Lucy Cavendish, with its very relaxed and non-hierarchical structure, really fosters interdisciplinary conversations.

We hold regular seminars in which our researchers present their emerging findings to colleagues and to the College community as a whole.

College Research Days

The annual Lucy Cavendish College Research Day is an opportunity for you to present your research ideas, results and impact to a wider audience.

It’s an important platform for the work being done across the College by students and post-doctoral research associates. Events like this help to further people’s understanding of research, from experimental methodologies to the application of research results in society.

Research's abstracts for each of the 2023 College Research Day presentations can be read below. In the blog section of our website, we will be publishing articles from those who entered our research blog competition. Kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca, prizes will be awarded for the best talk and best blog. 

Research Day 2023

Our annual themed programme of talks

Every year the College runs a series of talks by expert speakers on an interdisciplinary theme.

In 2018-2019 the theme was "Coercion" and covered topics ranging from animal rights to migration.

In 2019-2020 the interdisciplinary theme was "Connections". The opening event in July 2020, was sponsored by AstraZeneca and brought together scientists and poets to present their collaborative work on "Poetry, Science and the Brain". Further talks and presentations on connectivity themes followed during the rest of the year.

Connections - Science, Poetry and the Brain

Following the success of the first event, scientists and poets worked together once more to create a poem that reflected their research during the pandemic.

Connections: science, poetry and the pandemic

In March 2021, as part of our “Connections” series and the 2021 Cambridge Festival, we held a fascinating virtual talk featuring experts discussing COVID-19.

Connections: COVID-19 One Year On

More generally we actively encourage opportunities for collaboration between researchers and the many enterprise and entrepreneur hubs in the University.

Check upcoming events and enjoy past ones on-demand.


Making a positive impact on society