Previous Department Visits 

A chance to discover ideas and places outside your field

Our programme of Society visits, both Departmental and seasonal, has always proved popular with our Members. It’s a chance to gain a glimpse into departments of the University you might not be familiar with or to visit a site of special scientific interest. Many of our Members find the visits that are outside of their professional scope are often the most absorbing.

You can see a list of our past visits below. For upcoming events see our Lectures & Visits pages.

Lent Term 2012  

17.00 to 18.00  Tuesday 24 April 2012    Zoology Museum    Dr William Foster

Michaelmas 2012     

14.00 to 15.30 Wednesday 3 October 2012    Schofield Centre and the geotechnical centrifuge    Dr S P G Madabhushi

Lent Term 2013  

14.30 Wednesday, 27 February 2013    Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences    Dr David Norman

Easter 2013     

16.00 to 17.00 Thursday 30   May 2013    Botanic Gardens     Dr Tim Upson

Michaelmas 2013 

16.00 to 17.00  Thursday 28 November 2013    Society Archives    Executive Secretary

Lent 2014     

13.00 to 14.00 Wednesday 5 March 2014    Eco-vehicle marathon  Engineering    Keno Mario-Ghae

Easter 2014    

14.00 to 15.30 Wednesday 16 April 2014    G K Batchelor Laboratory, DAMTP    Dr Stuart Dalziel

Lent 2015        

16.30 to 17.30 Wednesday  28 January 2015    Scott Polar Research Institute    Professor Julian Dowdeswell

Easter 2015     

    Experimental Heavy Vehicle Test Site    Not able to host a visit due to move of group and vehicles to Nuneaton

Lent 2016      

14.00 to 15.00 Thursday 14 January 2016    Herbarium, Sainsbury Laboratory, Plant Sciences    Christine Bartram

Easter 2016        

14.00 to 15.00 Tuesday 24 May 2016 and second visit on Thursday 2 June 2016    Rare Books Room and the Tower, University Library    Dr Emily Dourish and Vanessa Lacey

Michaelmas 2016        

11.00  10 November 2016    Whittle Laboratory, Department of Engineering    Professor Bill Dawes and Dr Tom Hynes

Lent 2017        

14.00 21 February 2017    Visit to view the microscopes, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy    Dr Giorgio Divitini/ Professor Paul Midgley

Michaelmas 2017        

14.00 to 16.00  Tuesday 31 October 2017    HPS, History of the New Museums Site    Boris Jardine

Lent 2018        

11.00 to 12.00 Friday 16 February 2018    Department of Earth Sciences, Brighton Building    Dr Dan Pemberton, Storehouse on West Cambridge Site

Lent 2019     

14:00 to 16:00 Tuesday 22 January 2019    Cavendish Museum    Professor Malcolm Longair