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Organised by the Churchill MCR, this fascinating seminar series highlights cutting-edge research undertaken at all levels of academia within the Churchill College community. Held in an informal setting with discussion encouraged, these talks aim to make complex topics accessible to a general audience.
Presented by postgraduate students and Fellows from the College, this series provides stimulating summaries on a diverse range of topics, whilst at the same time delving deep into individual fields of research to uncover fascinating insights.
Churchill himself once said; "I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught" — with that in mind, we hope the online edition of these talks will be as fascinating and entertaining as they are insightful.
We hope you enjoy the talks and we encourage you to share your thoughts and comments and feedback on them with us.
Drug discovery today is an expensive and time-consuming process. Vikram looks at machine learning approaches to this problem.Watch now
The oceans and outer space are critical to human prosperity and the welfare of nations, being highways for commerce and information.Watch
Empirical evidence from slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai. Promoting sustainability strategies for alleviating poverty in the Global South.Watch
Identifying high capacity battery materials is critical for creating better energy storage to lower our reliance on non-renewable energy resources.Watch
This talk explores the actions of British Christian missionaries amongst ethnic Chinese groups during the Malayan Emergency.Watch
For the Ancient Romans, putting on jewellery could confer status, narrative and protection beyond the decorative.Watch
The relationship between Sloane’s copy of A Voyage to Jamaica and his vast herbarium, which remains intact, held by the Natural History Museum.watch
To make good decisions as individuals and policymakers, we need information about options and expected outcomes, but facts do not ensure understanding.Watch
The recent hype over Bitcoin has exposed the weakness of the current implementation of blockchain. Is Directed Acyclic Graph the answer?Watch
An overview of energy modelling fundamentals, highlighting the numerous technological, economic, and social factors at play.Watch
How executives experience the conflicting demands of sustainable business, and how they resolve these tensions in decision-making.Watch
There are 100,000,000,000 stars in the Milky Way, but we only know of 25 which are travelling fast enough to escape our Galaxy.Watch
The Churchill Archives Centre lies at the heart of Churchill College's campus.
But why is it there and what does it contain?
How plant roots sense and react to their environment — which is much more proactive than you might imagine.Watch
The relationship between political connections and potentially informed trading by corporate insiders, focusing on the onset of the 2008 financial crisis.Watch
How the history of the radical German Left reveals different types of violence and the consequent reaction of ‘counterviolence.’Watch