On Sunday 17 February, the fourth annual MCR Symposium was held in the McGrath Centre. Eleven student speakers presented their work across a breadth of disciplines including Maths, Geology, Finance, and History. This year’s Symposium also included an interactive panel discussion by three of St Catharine’s Executive MBA students. Ariel Scroggins, Eugenie Regan, and Yulia Kuznetsova shared experiences key to their successful careers within the business and academic sectors. Other highlights included lectures delivered by the Symposium’s three keynote speakers: Professor Peter St George-Hyslop, one of the world’s top Alzheimer’s Disease researchers; Dr. Luca Aiello, inventor of ‘Happy Maps’, which uses social media to suggest pleasant routes to its users; and Léonie de Jonge, a political commentator on populism, the far right, and Brexit.
The MCR would like to thank this year’s organising committee for their hard work in delivering an amazing Symposium. They would also like to thank the Alumni & Development Office, the Graduate Tutors and Senior Tutor, and the Conferences & Catering Team for their support. Best student talks were awarded to Frances St. George-Hyslop for ‘The Genetics of Human Brain Evolution’, and Samuel Osborne for ‘The Artists’ International Association, 1933-1939’. The Symposium was concluded with a formal dinner in the OCR.