Catz Chats

We've been delighted to host a series of talks, Catz Chats, while we were unable to gather in College or further afield. We hope viewers enjoyed coming together as a community for this series of virtual gatherings. Highlights videos are provided below for anyone who was unable to join live.

Jump to a video in the series:

The Master and Senior Tutor in conversation

Our first Catz Chats event took place on 2 July 2020. The highlights video can be viewed below.

Medicine in the current climate

The second Catz Chats event took place on Friday 24 July 2020 between Professor Stefan Marciniak (Professor of Respiratory Science; MB/PhD programme director) and Professor Nick Morrell (Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine; Director of the Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute). The highlights video can be viewed below.

History at St Catharine's

On Friday 18 September 2020 we were joined by Professor Sir Chris Clark (Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and Ostrer Professorial Fellow in History at St Catharine’s) and Dr Niamh Gallagher (Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and Postgraduate Tutor at St Catharine’s). The conversation was wide ranging with Professor Sir Chris Clark talking about his publication The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, which received international acclaim, whilst Dr Niamh Gallgher discussed her first book Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2019). This work is a revisionist history of the Irish in the First World War and is the first work of Irish history to win the Royal Historical Society's 2020 Whitfield Prize since it was established in 1976.

BioRISC at St Catharine's

On Friday 30 October 2020 we were joined by Fellows, Lord Browne (Fellow Commoner, 2019), Professor William Sutherland (Environment Fellow, 2008 and Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology) and Dr David Aldridge (Dawson College Lecturer in Biological Natural Sciences, 1997) who discussed the Biosecurity Research Initiative at St Catharine's.

Welfare at St Catharine's

On Friday 5 March 2021 we were joined by Fellow and Chaplain, The Rev'd Ally Barrett; Welfare Officer, Ms Mary Simuyandi; JCR Female and NB Welfare Officer, Anousha Karim; JCR Male and NB Welfare Officer, Alex Armstrong and MCR Welfare Officer, Charlotte Guffick to discuss Welfare within our Community at St Catharine's.

Geography at St Catharine's

On Friday 7 May 2021 we were joined by Emeritus Fellow and Professor of Economic Geography Professor Ron Martin; Sir Harvey McGrath College Lecturer in Geography and Admissions Tutor, Dr Ivan Scales and Cousens Fellow and University Reader in Geography, Dr Ian Willis to discuss Geography at St Catharine's and the importance of this subject today, as well as cutting edge research topics including:

  • Climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic 
  • Human geography and biodiversity conservation
  • The growth of geographical economic inequalities and what to do about them