200th Anniversary Two Day Meeting

"THE FUTURES OF SCIENCES" in Lecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March 2019

A two-day scientific meeting to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Cambridge Philosophical Society covering the future of all sciences. OPEN TO ALL who are interested, entry is free and no booking is required.

Organiser: Professor Simon Conway Morris


Thursday 21 March 2019

13.15–13.30       Registration and Coffee
13.30–13.45       Introduction to meeting

13.45–14.30       Professor Lord Martin Rees FRS, Astronomy, Cambridge

14.30–15.15       Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL, London

15.15–15.45       Afternoon Tea

15.45-16.30        Professor Ursula Gibson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

16.30-17.15        Professor Rich Lenski, Michigan State University 


Friday 22 March 2019

09.00-09.15        Registration and Coffee
09.15-09.30        Introduction to meeting

09.30-10.15        Dr Richard Henderson FRS, FMedSci, HonFRSC, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

10.15-11.00        Professor Chris Bishop FRS FRSE FREng, Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

11.00-11.30        Morning Coffee

11.30-12.15        Professor Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester

12.15-13.00        Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan PRS, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

13.00-13.45        Lunch

13.45-14.30        Professor Sir Richard Peto FRS, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford 

14.30-15.15        Professor Vilayanur S Ramachandran, Centre for Brain and Cognition, UC San Diego 

15.15-15.45        Afternoon Tea     

15.45-16.30        Dr Seth Shostak, Seti Institute, California  

16.30-17.15        Professor George M Whitesides, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University


A buffet lunch will be available at a cost of £5 in advance or £7.00 on the day. Numbers for the luncheon are limited and an advance purchase is recommended to guarantee a place. Please contact the Executive Secretary for a voucher.

The first 70 Fellows of the Society to apply will be offered a complimentary luncheon voucher.