Trinity Research Talks

Catch up on the latest Trinity College Online Research Talks using the links below. 

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Catching Cancer Early: How Long is a Piece of String?

Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge, Rebecca directs a multi-disciplinary programme for the early detection of cancer. She is best known for her work to develop the Cytosponge and related biomarker assays for detection of Barrett’s oesophagus and associated dysplasia.

Rebecca’s talk was recorded in August 2020. Click here to watch on YouTube.


Professor Greg Hannon

Professor Greg Hannon

Lessons from Studies of Tumour Heterogeneity

Professor Hannon is Director and Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. In this talk, he will be sharing some of his observations from a career in oncology where he has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of small RNA biology and its role in cancer development. His discoveries, including Dicer, the content and mechanism of action of RISC, and the first small RNA oncogene, are just some of the innovative directions in which cancer research is progressing.

Greg’s talk was recorded in September 2020. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Dr Alyce Mahon

Alyce Mahon

How Art Can Break Down Barriers: The Marquis de Sade and the Avant Garde

In this talk, Alyce Mahon introduces the ideas of the notorious Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) and explains how his libertine ‘philosophy of the boudoir’ inspired the surrealists and other avant-garde artists to explore terror, challenge oppressive political regimes, undermine restrictive codes of sexuality and gender, and imagine the unimaginable.

Alyce’s talk is taking place in September 2020. Click here to register.

Dr Duncan Hardy

Duncan HardyThe rise of nation-states? Alternative pathways of political change in late medieval and early modern Europe

Hear from Duncan Hardy, whose first book, Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521, was published in 2018 and includes discussion of the European models of state formation. In this engaging Trinity Research Talk, Duncan will discuss aspects of his academic research career so far as well as current approaches to historical research.

Duncan’s talk is taking place in November 2020.