Cambridge University Computing and Technology Society

About our events

Our main events are a series of talks held by invited speakers on a relevant area of their expertise, which are FREE to all members of the university. Our speakers have included leading academics in their fields, as well as highly successful entrepreneurs representing technological companies.

Talks are normally on Tuesdays from 8pm until 9pm (although talks are not necessarily weekly; see below). We normally head to the pub after talks!

You can also access our events calendar in iCal format

We also organise the annual CUCaTS Puzzlehunt!

Upcoming events

Past events

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Sat 18 Jun 2022, 12:00pm CUCaTS Puzzlehunt 2022  
Mon 25 Apr 2022, 10:00am Fully Connected 2022  
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 4:00pm 2018 Annual CUCaTS Puzzlehunt!  
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 7:00pm CUCaTS-TPP Pub Quiz/Challenge! (Problem Solving ; Free Dinner)  
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 7:45pm Newton's Finger Dr Conor McBride (University of Strathclyde)
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 10:00am Jane Street: Programming Contest  
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:00pm MIT: Data Science and Analytics Program Michelle Li (MIT)
Tue 08 Nov 2016, 7:30pm An Overview of Blockchain Security Dr Nicolas Courtois (University College London)
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 7:30pm On the road to traction - lessons learned in the startup world Dan Greenfield (PetaGene)
Mon 10 Oct 2016, 8:30pm Securing computers from highly skilled attackers Matthew Garrett (CoreOS)
Tue 01 Mar 2016, 7:45pm Inside the beast: GHC’s intermediate lambda language Professor Simon Peyton Jones (Microsoft Research)
Tue 01 Dec 2015, 8:00pm Computing and Technology Pub Social  
Tue 13 Oct 2015, 7:30pm Quantum Contextuality: from paradox to computational resource Professor Samson Abramsky (University of Oxford)
Tue 10 Mar 2015, 6:15pm Programming Biology Dr Andrew Phillips (Microsoft Research)
Tue 18 Nov 2014, 8:00pm EF Tech Talk: Cambridge students starting startups Amar Sood and Diggory Blake (Entrepreneur First)
Tue 28 Oct 2014, 8:00pm #include <Computer Science and Social Mobility> Pete Kemp (TeachFirst)
Tue 14 Oct 2014, 8:00pm Long-Term Autonomy in Everyday Environments: A New Challenge for AI and Robotics Dr Nick Hawes (University of Birmingham)
Mon 16 Jun 2014, 1:00pm Science Societies' Garden Party 2014  
Sat 14 Jun 2014, 6:00am Third Annual CUCaTS Puzzlehunt  
Sat 01 Mar 2014, 8:00am Paintballing with Oxford CompSoc  
Thu 27 Feb 2014, 7:00pm WikiData: a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike Dr Magnus Manske ()
Wed 29 Jan 2014, 7:00pm Domain-specific languages and Xtext David North and Peter Cowan (CoreFiling)
Thu 23 Jan 2014, 5:45pm Computer-Based Maths: Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Learning Maths Conrad Wolfram (Wolfram & computerbasedmath.org)
Wed 04 Dec 2013, 8:00pm Computing and Technology Pub Social  
Wed 20 Nov 2013, 8:00pm Computing and Technology Pub Social  
Thu 14 Nov 2013, 2:15pm Personalised Recommendations in E-Commerce Mr Wing Yung Chan (The Hut Group)
Fri 14 Jun 2013, 4:00pm Second CUCaTS Puzzlehunt  
Wed 01 May 2013, 8:00pm Computing and Technology Pub Social  
Wed 13 Mar 2013, 1:30pm 4th Annual General Meeting  
Tue 12 Mar 2013, 6:00pm Computer Science and Statistics in Algorithmic Trading: A Sampler Dr Hasan Amjad (Cantab Capital Partners)
Wed 06 Mar 2013, 8:00pm Pub Social VI  
Mon 04 Mar 2013, 8:00pm Annual Dinner  
Thu 28 Feb 2013, 6:00pm The beauty of bootstrapping and the joy of JIT Dr Michael Spivey (University of Oxford)
Tue 26 Feb 2013, 1:00pm Pizza with the Committee  
Sun 24 Feb 2013, 8:45am Varsity Paintballing Trip  
Wed 13 Feb 2013, 8:00pm Pub Social V  
Thu 07 Feb 2013, 6:00pm How is Haskell tackling the multicore problem? Dr Simon Marlow (Facebook)
Thu 24 Jan 2013, 6:00pm Molecular Programming Professor Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research)
Wed 23 Jan 2013, 8:00pm Pub Social IV  
Sun 20 Jan 2013, 7:30am Varsity Paintballing Trip  
Wed 28 Nov 2012, 8:00pm Pub Social III  
Wed 21 Nov 2012, 6:00pm Computing on Encrypted Data Professor Nigel Smart (University of Bristol)
Wed 14 Nov 2012, 8:00pm Pub Social II  
Wed 07 Nov 2012, 6:00pm Selling category theory to the masses: a tale of food, spiders and Google Professor Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)
Wed 31 Oct 2012, 8:00pm Pub Social  
Tue 30 Oct 2012, 5:00pm Financial Technology: Algorithmic Trading and Social Media Analytics Professor Philip Treleaven (University College London)
Thu 18 Oct 2012, 3:00pm Freshers' Squash  
Mon 15 Oct 2012, 6:00pm Friction In The Machine: How Fluid Processes Allow Optimal Human-Computer Interaction Mr Tim Ronan (Palantir Technologies)
Tue 02 Oct 2012, 11:00am Freshers' Fair  
Fri 15 Jun 2012, 4:30pm Puzzlehunt  
Fri 15 Jun 2012, 1:00pm Science & Engineering Garden Party  
Tue 08 May 2012, 5:30pm Meta-Morphogenesis: Evolution of mechanisms for producing minds Professor Aaron Sloman (University of Birmingham)
Thu 08 Mar 2012, 6:00pm The Theory behind TheoryMine Professor Alan Bundy (University of Edinburgh)
Thu 01 Mar 2012, 6:00pm Intelligence and Security in a Digital Age Professor Sir David Omand (King's College London; Former Director of GCHQ)
Wed 29 Feb 2012, 1:30pm 3rd Annual General Meeting  
Thu 16 Feb 2012, 6:00pm Using Machine Learning to Solve Real-World Problems Mr David North (CoreFiling Ltd)
Thu 09 Feb 2012, 6:00pm (Failing to) avoid success at all costs: the Haskell story Professor Simon Peyton Jones (Microsoft Research)
Thu 26 Jan 2012, 6:00pm On Origins Nobel Laureate, Professor Brian Josephson (University of Cambridge)
Thu 01 Dec 2011, 6:00pm Unsupervised Machine Learning and Linguistics Professor Alex Clark (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Thu 24 Nov 2011, 6:00pm Don't Get Your Face Stolen! A Talk on ePassport Cryptography Mr Jan Kjærsgaard (Cryptomathic)
Thu 17 Nov 2011, 6:00pm Imaginary Interfaces: Interacting Spatially Without Visual Feedback Mr Sean Gustafson (University of Potsdam)
Thu 03 Nov 2011, 6:00pm Great Ideas of Computing Science: from Aristotle to Euclid Professor Sir Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research)
Thu 20 Oct 2011, 6:00pm Photonic Quantum Information Science and Technologies Professor Jeremy O'Brien (University of Bristol)
Wed 12 Oct 2011, 2:00pm Michaelmas Freshers' Squash  

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