Past Events


The History of Earth: A View in Space

Dr Oliver Shorttle

Summary: Thousands of planets have now been discovered outside our solar system. Fundamental questions about our own planet's history can now be tested not just with the geological record on Earth,…

  • last week
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Attraction Explained: The science of how we form relationships

Prof. Viren Swami

Summary: When it comes to relationships, there’s no shortage of advice from self-help ‘experts’, pick-up artists, and glossy magazines. But modern-day myths of attraction often have no basis in fact or – …

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago
  • Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Inertial Confinement Fusion

Dr John Pasley

Summary: Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) seeks to assemble tiny quantities of deuterium-tritium fuel to conditions of extreme temperature and density such that it will undergo explosive…

  • last month
  • Old Library, Pembroke College

Stokes Christmas Formal

  • 1 year 11 months ago
  • Pembroke College

People, Planet, Progress: The Edible Connection

Dr Tara Garnett

Food connects us to some of the most important environmental, societal and ethical issues of the day – climate change, biodiversity loss and water scarcity, hunger in conjunction with obesity, and i…

  • 2 years 1 week ago
  • TBC

Solar energy, past, present & future

Dr Paul Coxon

Solar photovoltaics have spread widely in recent years as costs have plummeted. They make up less than 1% of the electricity market today but could be the world’s cheapest energy source by 2030. I w…

  • 2 years 2 weeks ago
  • TBC

The Lives of Elephants: The life history and ecology of Asian and African elephants

Hannah Mumby

Elephants are valued by humans across the planet as religious symbols, draught animals, keystone species in conservation and the owners of ivory tusks. But what really interested me about them was…

  • 2 years 4 weeks ago
  • TBC

When Antarctica was Green: Fossil plants reveal Antarctica's climate history

Jane Francis

Although the polar regions are now covered in ice and snow, life was very different in Antarctica millions of years ago – Antarctica was green. Fossil plants (fossil leaves, wood, pollen, seeds and f…

  • 2 years 1 month ago
  • TBC

Book Sale

  • 2 years 1 month ago
  • Nihon Room

Freshers Squash

Come visit the Freshers' Squash to find out all about the Stokes Society and the events we hold throughout the year.

  • 2 years 1 month ago
  • NCR