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Past events hosted within or of interest to the Department are listed here (upto 1 year ago). Visit our main Events page to see upcoming events.

  • 28Jun

    Dr. Marina Kuimova from Imperial College, London. Dr. Kuimova has been developing fluorescent dyes and methods for local imaging of viscosity in different media.

  • 27Jun

    Come and meet the people who are trying to set up a Men's Health Network within the University to raise awareness of Men's Physical and Mental Health.

    Please sign up using or just turn up on the day:

  • 26Jun

    All Department Members Welcome!  Save the date!

    Please come along to Goldsmiths' Lecture Room One on Monday 26th June to hear the research talks being given by our first year PhD students (and some of the second years who were unable to present talks last year).

    Each presentation will last for 8 minutes, plus two minutes for questions. The talks will be chaired by members of the academic or senior postdoctoral research staff and will run for the full day, starting at about 9:30am. 

  • 23Jun

    Both student and staff teams are already taking shape, but anyone who is keen to play, but not yet signed up, should contact a member of the Social Committee (staff) or Chris May-Miller <> (students), as soon as possible. Spectators will, of course, be very welcome.  Tea will be provided at about 4pm.  There will be no charge, or need to buy tickets. 

  • 20Jun

    The afternoon programme of talks begins at 1.45 (registration from 1.15 pm) at the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE. The Forum includes the award of the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize and the 19th Kelly Lecture.

    Registration for this year's forum is free and will be via eventbrite:

  • 16Jun

    There will be sandwiches, cakes, scones & cream, strawberries, nibbles, Pimms, beer, soft drinks etc.  All are welcome, including guests and children.  Tickets (price £5) are now on sale at the Servery in the Tea Room.  Numbers will be limited to 100, and a sizeable fraction of this number will be set aside for students (particularly Part III), so early purchase is advisable.  The final deadline is Tuesday 13th June. 

  • 16Jun

    Prof Mark Blamire invites you to the next Departmental Meeting. Please come along and hear about the highlights of the past few months and other Department news. This is a meeting aimed primarily at Assistant and Support Staff. We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments will be served.


  • 07Jun

    Mike Smith

  • 26May

    Dr Huanyu Cheng, assistant professor at Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

    Recent advances in electronics enable powerful biomedical devices that have greatly reduced therapeutic risks by monitoring vital signals and providing means of treatment. Implantable devices can help us better understand the behavior and effects of various diseases. However, an additional procedure is required to remove the device after an initial implantation. Conventional electronics today form on the planar surfaces of brittle wafer substrates and are not compatible with the complex topology of body tissues. Therefore, stretchable and absorbable electronics are the two missing links in the design process of implantable monitors and in-vivo therapeutics. This talk presents the challenges, mechanics, and design strategies, behind a potential medical device that (a) integrates with human physiology, and (b) dissolves completely after its effective operation. Implanted devices will provide a much better understanding of organ functions and offer more time efficient treatments for serious diseases such as heart failure. 

  • 24May

    David Pesquera