The Cambridge University Biological Society (BioSoc) is a science society dedicated to bringing the finest speakers to Cambridge. We organise regular talks, events as well as our very popular end of year joint garden party. All our talks are free for members and £3 for non-members. Life membership can be purchased for £10 at any BioSoc event.


A list of our upcoming talks can be seen below

Understanding Dementia - Master of St John's College - 30th April 2018

  • Speaker : Professor Chris Dobson
  • Time : 7:00 pm

  • Dementia is a condition which is rapidly becoming the major healthcare struggle of the century, yet its insidious origins are currently not well understood... millions slowly lose their memories, while many more cling to the hope of a therapy. Join us for our first, last and only talk of Easter term from the inspirational Professor Chris Dobson - a leading global voice on neurodegenerative disease. In this comprehensive and optimistic talk, Prof Dobson will focus on amyloid, which is believed to be the major culprit in these diseases. He will discuss recent progress in understanding the nature and properties of the amyloid state, the kinetics and mechanism of its formation, the nature and origins of its links with disease and the manner in which its formation may be inhibited or suppressed for therapeutic purposes. Members - Free entry Non-members - £3 entry FREE FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE PROVIDED

  • Location : Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John's College
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The committee elected for the 2017-2018 year is as follows :

Evvia Gonzales
George Hudson
Cécile Thiaucourt
Victoria Johnson
Dan Mirea
Publicity Officer
Nelli Morgulchik
Outreach Officer
Ellen Palmer
Membership Secretary
Milly Parry
Secretary/ Ents Officer
Toby Baker

Previous committees can be found here:


We partner with Work Ready Graduates to provide new and bespoke opportunities to our members. Whether it be through articles educating BioSoc about internships, or a monthly video which aims to improve interview skills, Work Ready Graduates helps to improve the employability of our students. Under this unique partnership, Work Ready Graduates has built and continues to maintain a Hub on their website which all our members are free to access. Every month, BioSoc announces a new code unlocking the next employability module on this Hub – allowing members to slowly but surely build their skills throughout the year.

We urge you to explore the hub site by clicking on the link below. It’s an exciting and tailored service which we hope will bridge the gap between our weekly talks and the real world of work – we hope you think so too!

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We are extremely grateful to the following sponsors :