The Perse School

Community Lecture – ‘The Science of Goo’

Date: 4 Oct 2017, 19.30 - 21.00
Location: The Perse Upper School, Hills Road, CB2 8QF
Price: Free

Following the success of the 400th Anniversary Lecture Series, The Perse holds a termly Community Lecture at the School.

The next lecture will be given by Professor Athene Donald, Master of Churchill College, on the topic ‘The Science of Goo’.

About the Speaker
Professor Athene Donald did her first and second degrees in Cambridge. After 4 years postdoctoral experience in the USA she returned to Cambridge. She became a Professor in 1998 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. Her research is in the general field of soft matter and physics at the interface of biology; she has published over 250 papers in these fields. She has chaired many committees within Cambridge and beyond and has served on University Council (2009-14) and as the University Gender Equality Champion (2010-14). She is currently a member of the Scientific Council of the ERC and a Trustee of the Science Museum. As well as various prizes from the IOP and Royal Society, she won the 2009 L’Oreal/Unesco Laureate for Europe award. She was appointed DBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to Physics. She took up the role of Master of Churchill College in October 2014.


The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone in the community, whether or not they have a connection with The Perse. Due to capacity restrictions, entry will be by ticket only. To register for your ticket, please complete the form below. If you have any questions about the lecture please contact Erin Charles at or by telephone at 01223 403808.

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We are delighted to announce that our Lent Term lecture will be delivered on 17 January by Henry Marsh CBE. You can find out more and book tickets here.
You can read about past community lectures here.

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