Cambridge University Scientific Society, or ‘SciSoc,’ is a society that promotes all branches of science and aims to make science accessible to university members. It was founded in 1995 as means of promoting science to all students from both scientific and artistic backgrounds. And with over 1000 members, this group is the largest scientific society in Cambridge.
The society hosts a range of speakers, as well as researchers presenting their new findings. The group also holds panel discussions and sponsors trips to relevant science-related institutions. SciSoc also holds weekly talks that cover various aspects of science from physics to engineering. They also have a number of annual social events like the ever popular Garden Party.
An executive committee is chosen annually, and a general committee is then chosen by the executive committee. An inexpensive life membership to the society is offered to all university students and permits entry and priority access to their various talks and events. People from outside of the university can also receive a membership based on the executive committee’s decision. Even the Duke of Kent is an honorary member of the Cambridge University Scientific Society.
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