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Applications for talks will open in Michaelmas term.

In 2016 and 2017 we had an amazing collection of student talks on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to astrophysics to biomimicry. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us at

All speakers will be given a presentation skills workshop by the careers service.

Talk guidelines

The ideal talk should be:
  1. Scientific: Your talk should be about some interesting area of science or scientific research.
  2. Aimed at... undergraduates who don't necessarily study a closely related subject. It should be scientific in nature, but not too technical!
  3. Personal: What have you done with science? Your talk could be about an internship or project you've done, or an area of science that you have researched independently.
  4. Inspiring: There may be some technical detail, or some results, but the idea is not to lecture people on science. A great talk will inspire people to explore this area in more depth and expand their scientific horizons.
  5. Interdisciplinary: The aim is to blur the boundaries between sciences. The perfect talk would combine different areas of science, or try to relate one area to another.