The Cambridge University Scientific Society (SciSoc) exists “to promote all branches of science and to make science accessible to all members of the University”. We do this mainly via weekly talks, on a wide range of subjects, by the UK’s and world’s most distinguished scientists, giving our members the opportunity to engage with great minds and explore ground-breaking scientific methods. Additionally, we organise garden parties, dinners and other social events.

Dr Philip Campbell

Dr Philip Campbell is the editor-in-chief of Nature, the world’s most cited journal. Originally a researcher of upper atmosphere physics, he joined Nature in 1979, became physical sciences editor in 1982 and was appointed editor-in-chief in 1995. He heads a team of 90 editorial staff across the world, and has direct responsibility for Nature’s editorials and the long term quality of all Nature publications. From the experience of his long career in scientific publishing, he will discuss what makes a good story and the importance of good communication in research papers.

Tuesday 3 March 2015, 20:00-21:15 in the Department of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre.

Dinner with speaker

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