Pudding Seminars 2019-20

Pudding Seminars take place on a Friday and are an excellent opportunity to unite two of life’s great things: new research, and pudding!


All seminars will take place in the Jane Harrison Room, starting with coffee and cake from 1pm with the Seminars starting promptly at 1.15 pm, and ending by 1.50pm. The seminars are led by members of the College (undergraduate, graduate, Senior Member), who give a brief 20-minute talk on their current research, followed by informal discussion.

Pudding Seminars in the academic year 2019-20 will take place on the following dates:

Michaelmas Term: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
Lent Term: 31 January, 7, 14, 21, 28 February
Easter Term: 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May

If you are interested in giving a pudding seminar, or would like further details about the series, please contact Delphine Mordey (dmm36@cam.ac.uk).



1 November: Rianna Davis (JCR) will speak about Dominican culture, indigenous history, and slavery, revolt and dissent within the Caribbean during the early 1500s

8 November: Jiaqi Li (JCR), 'Engineering Natural Killer cells for Cancer Immunotherapy'

‘Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new field in cancer treatment. Besides the conventional T cell-based immunotherapy, there is now a shift in focus towards natural killer (NK) cells. Last summer, I spent some time in Karolinska Institutet working on engineering NK cells with new chimeric receptors, with the aim of enhancing their cytotoxicity and tumour-killing capabilities.’

Jiaqi Li is a third-year medic from Singapore, studying Pathology for Part II of her degree.

15 November: Christopher Moncrieff and Emily Carrington Freeman, 'Poetry, painting and the X chromosome'

22 November: Namera Tanjeem (JCR), 'What's in a Name? A Discussion of English Naming Conventions and Genealogy.'

Namera Tandem is a second-year English student at Newnham, who has been drawing family trees for the last six years!

29 November: Laura Dennis will talk about one of the gems from the Newnham art collection