Chaucer Club

Chaucer Club

The Chaucer Club is a weekly seminar series featuring key speakers in our field.

Unless specifically indicated otherwise, all seminars are held in term time only on Thursday afternoons in the Lecture Theatre at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, from 3.30pm.

All are welcome to attend and there is no need to pre-register, just come early enough to report to Reception and claim a visitor badge. Please note – all seats are allocated on first-come, first-served basis, and we have an H&S limit of 90 attendees which cannot be exceeded.

Note that there is no parking available on site. Please do not park illegally on the road outside – in particular do not park on the verges or blocking the footpaths. Cycle racks are available.

For further information, or to join the e-mail list for the Seminar Schedule and updates, please email Vicky Collins.

All public talks are publicised on the University talks website, which also contains an archive of older lectures.

Easter Term 2017

27 Apr Antonia Hamilton (UCL) Seeing and imitating: Neural and cognitive mechanisms of gaze and social interaction

Hosted by: Rogier Kievit


04 May Jennifer Lau (KCL) I think, therefore I am: A combined cognitive-learning approach to adolescent anxiety, aches and pains

Hosted by: Martina Di Simplicio


11 May CANCELLED: Mark Stokes (Oxford) The problem of working memory: How does the brain keep information in mind?

Hosted by: Tanya Wen


18 May Heidi Johansen-Berg (Oxford) Imaging and stimulating adaptive brain plasticity
Hosted by: Rogier Kievit


25 May Uta Noppeney (University of Birmingham) Multisensory integration in the cortical hierarchy

Hosted by: Yaara Erez


08 June Rhodri Cusack (Trinity College, Dublin) Neuroimaging of the emergence of cognition in infants and its clinical applications

Hosted by: Bob Carlyon


15 June Mark Johnson (UoC) The typical and atypical development of the human social brain
Hosted by: James Rowe 
22 June Kate Jeffrey (UCL) Building a sense of direction – from perception to cognition

Hosted by: Rogier Kievit