Fellows‘ London Research Talks, Wednesday 22 February

Overview

Science in the UK after Brexit

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We are very excited to confirm that the next iteration of the Fellows’ London Research Talks (FLRT) will feature Professor Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008). The Nobel Prize-winning biologist, whose many scientific contributions include his work on the atomic structure of the ribosome, will present a talk entitled “Science in the UK after Brexit“.

Professor Sachiko Kusukawa (1986), Dean of Trinity College and Fellow in History and the Philosophy of Science, will present a talk entitled “Art and Science in the Early Royal Society”.  This illustrated talk will explore the relationship of science and art in the works of the fellows of the early Royal Society, such as Robert Hooke. 

The first FLRT of 2017 will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Royal Society. The Fellows’ London Research Talks were conceived to offer alumni the opportunity to hear Trinity’s Fellows discuss their research outside of Cambridge. These are special events that rapidly sell out, so we advise swift booking to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Speakers

Venki Ramakrishnan is Deputy Director of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge and President of the Royal Society. He grew up in India where he received his bachelor’s degree in physics before moving to the USA in 1971. On obtaining his Ph.D. in physics in 1976, he switched to molecular biology and after a long career in the USA he moved to Cambridge in 1999 to work at the LMB. He is best known for his work on ribosomes, the large molecules in all cells that read genetic information to make proteins. Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina (the German Academy of Sciences) and a Foreign Member of the Indian National Science Academy. He received the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine in 2007 and shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2009.

Professor Sachiko Kusukawa was born in Tokyo, before being educated in Germany, Japan and England. She is a Professor of History of Science, Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science at Trinity since 1997. She is also Dean of the College.

Programme

6:30 pm

Arrival

7:00 pm

First Talk

7:45 pm

Break for Drinks and Canapés

8:15 pm

Second Talk

9:00 pm

Drinks

9:30 pm

Carriages

Venue