Forthcoming Seminars

Please find below details of the Pudding Seminar programme for Michaelmas Term 2017.

All seminars will take place in the Principal’s Lodge. Coffee and cake will be available from 1pm with the Seminars starting promptly at 1.15 pm.

If you are interested in giving a pudding seminar, or would like further details about the series, please contact Delphine Mordey (


27 October: Dr Emma Wild-Wood (SCR), 'Mobile Religion and a Holy City: Refashioning Sacred Space in West Africa'

Emma Wild-Wood teaches in the Faculty of Divinity and directs the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. Next year she takes up a position in African Christianity and Indigenous Religions at the University of Edinburgh. Her first teaching posts were in D R Congo and Uganda.

3 November: Zsofia Szlamka, 'Interning with the World Health Organisation'

Through the Cambridge Global Health Scheme and with the generous support of Newnham College, the Newnham Associates and the Guild of Friends, I was interning in the World Health Organisation’s Headquarters in Geneva over the summer of 2017. I was based in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and I was mainly involved in the development of global strategies and policies regarding substance consumption, misuse and abuse. In this talk, I will first introduce the Global Health Scheme and the route taking me to the WHO HQ. Secondly, I will present the different projects I was working on: the Global Alcohol Survey, the Non Communicable Diseases Progress Monitor, the Mental Health GAP Intervention Guide and its training material to be implemented in low- and middle-income countries. Through these projects, I will address the role WHO plays in shaping today’s policies in mental health and substance use and will
reflect on the everyday work of an intern within the system.

10 November: Panayiota Katsamba (MCR), 'A tale of spaceship-looking viruses: Migration of phages along bacterial flagella'

Panayiota Katsamba is a Fourth-Year PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

17 November: Constanza Toro-Valdivieso, 'Conservation genetics: The microbiome as an indicator of population stability in fur seals populations'

Constanza is a qualified veterinary surgeon, having graduated from Universidad Mayor, Chile. She is currently a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Barbara Blacklaws.

After finishing her licentiate in veterinary sciences, Constanza completed several internships, including at Colorado State University, at Klamath Biological Station based in California, where she supported demographic research on the Northern Spotted owl, and at the University of Cambridge in the Laboratory of viral zoonotics, where she worked on the expression of recombinant Murine Norovirus capsid protein and in vivo antigen localization.


24 November: Juliette Losq, Newnham alumna and artist

Newnham alumna Juliette Losq graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2010.  She won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005 and was shortlisted for the John Moores Prize 2014, winning the Visitors Choice Award.

Solo shows include: Terra Infirma, Waterhouse and Dodd, London; Nemora, The Fine Art Society Contemproary, London, 2014; Dans la poussière de cette planète, Galerie Arcturus, Paris, 2013; Lucaria, Theodore Art, New York, 2012; Life of Wood c/o BTAP, Seoul, 2009.

Selected group shows include: Ghosts, The Fine Art Society Contemporary, 2015; The Tragedy of Landscape, Griffin Gallery, London, 2015; What Marcel Duchamp Taught Me, The Fine Art Society Contemporary, 2014; John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool, 2014; Viewing Room with All Visual Arts in The Crypt, and Christie’s Multiplied with Luborimov Easton (2013); Another Room, R O O M London and AVA The Collection, All Visual Arts (2012); The Catlin Art Prize (2011); Juliette Losq / Darren Norman / Eric Poitevin, Theodore Art, New York and 40 Artists 80 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery (2010); Drawing Breath: surveying 10 years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2006).

Losq is included in The Newhall Women’s Art Collection, All Visual Arts and The Saatchi Collection.