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Our latest Research Day was a huge success with fascinating presentations from our graduate students across a range of disciplines.

Free and open to all, the event took place last Friday in College, and was a great opportunity for our graduate students to present their research to a wider audience; a short Q&A session after each talk enabled participants to dig deeper into specific areas of interest.

Alongside the oral presentations, the Lucy Cavendish Writing Centre ran a Research Blog Competition open to all students.

Kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca, prizes were awarded at the end of the day for the top three talks and blogs.

The presentations were judged by Dr Jane Greatorex, College Senior Tutor, Andrea Burgos, Director Alliance & Integration Management at AstraZeneca, and Professor Anna Sapir Abulafia, Emeritus Fellow. The blogs were judged by our Comms Team.

Presentation winners

  • 1st prize: Unnati Ghia
  • 2nd Prize: Lynette Graver
  • 3rd prize: Dev Sarkar

Andrea Burgos comments, “Congratulations to all presenters. The variety was amazing and the quality was great, so they didn’t make it easy for us!”

Blog competition winners

  • 1st prize: Charlotte Andrew
  • 2nd Prize: Dev Sarkar
  • 3rd prize: Dean Muruven

Dr Chris Macdonald, says, “Huge congratulations to everyone who submitted a research blog. All of the blogs were very strong and we are looking forward to sharing them with you all over the coming months.”

The presentations were illustrated on the day by one of our alumnae, Dr Julia Hayes (2016), whose research focussed on Colombian children with disabilities.

Research Day illustrations

To wrap up the event, our Senior Tutor, Dr Jane Greatorex, gave a fascinating talk titled Pandemics, professionals and the public: the role of the scientist, on the dilemmas that scientists may find themselves in, the use and misuse of scientific reports and the changes in public perception over time, as the recent on-going pandemic has reminded everyone of the crucial role that science plays particularly in situations which cannot be fully anticipated.

Below you can find pictures of the event and more information on each of the presentations and blogs. Over the coming weeks, we will post each blog on the College website.

Many thanks to everyone involved for making it such a special event.

View photo gallery

Meet all presenters and those who submitted research blogs below.

Research Day Booklet by Student Office