Online webinar: From Medicine to Hamburgers.

Professor Mark Post, Maastricht University.

Cell and tissue culture applied to sustainable production of food meat.


Mon 27th Apr 2020

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Online webinar: Dieselgate: The Inside Story

John German

What did we learn? What have we changed? What else is waiting for us?


Mon 4th May 2020

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Online webinar: Climate Repair

Sir David King

Refreezing the Arctic


Mon 18th May 2020

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Online webinar: Sportable: the story behind the world's first smart rugby ball

Dr. Pete Husemeyer

Live ball data to provide match stats, fan insights and time-saving officiating.


Mon 1st Jun 2020

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CSAR lectures will continue next term (27th April onwards) but (because of the coronavirus pandemic) will be broadcast online, in real time, rather than through physical meetings at Churchill College. The arrangements for viewing the lectures and putting questions to the speakers are currently being put in place by CSAR Council. Details will be posted here on the website and in the notification messages sent before the lectures to those members who have opted in to receiving them. If you have chosen not to receive these messages at present, but wish to start, please go to "Update details" at the top right of this page, and change your email preferences. You do not need a password.

CSAR visits have been suspended indefinitely.


CSAR exists to encourage an appreciation of the application of research through lectures, visits, the CSAR PhD student awards and outreach to schools. We make time around these for conversation and interaction, providing excellent opportunities to meet people, make new friends, expand horizons, and network.

Members are a broad mix of people, from students and researchers to entrepreneurs and business professionals, from those still at school to those already retired - all from a wide range of backgrounds. We welcome new members to our lectures and other events, and would encourage you join CSAR online in advance of the event you wish to attend. If you’d like to try a lecture or two before you consider an annual subscription, please select ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ or one of the concessionary memberships for which there are no upfront fees. For further details, please see all membership options.

Coming up soon…


Let food be thy medicine.

Professor Nita Forouhi, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

Diet and nutrition for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.

Lecture Mon 9th Mar 2020


Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz MA PhD FRS FRCP FMedSci, Chair of Cancer Research UK

From science to benefit.

Lecture Mon 24th Feb 2020

Exploring the application of research

Recent speakers include Dr. Pearce Keane of Moorfields Eye Hospital, on the use of AI in interpretation of retinal scans; Dr. Giles Yeo from the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge, on the truth about diets; and Professor Frances Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London, on cancers and the tumour microenvironment.

Recent visits have been to CMR Surgical, to see its world-leading Versius system of next-generation robotic-assisted surgery; Greene King’s historic Bury St Edmunds Brewery in the company of Ross O’Hara, the youngest Master Brewer in the UK; and to the Cavendish Laboratory’s Maxwell Centre, one of the world's leading physics research laboratories and its Centre dedicated to industrial and societal applications.

Donations to the charity allow us to subsidise attendance by students, school students and teachers.

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11th Jan 2019

Prof Edward Bullmore on BBC Radio 4's Start The Week

11th Oct 2018

How can you get more involved in CSAR?

23rd Mar 2018

Prof. Robert Plomin's new study featured in the Guardian