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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 Day

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.

Five diverse topics from the 2019 Research Day have been distilled into our Research Day 2019 Podcast - listen below. They range  from dementia as a social justice issue to the application of turbine coatings in the aerospace industry. Our thanks to Fellow-Commoner Boni Sones OBE for producing the podcast.

Listen to the Research Day podcast

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 is "Connections".  The opening event 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..  Read about these and other upcoming events.

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


Making a positive impact on society