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Why does Rudolf have a Shiny Nose?
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023 7:30 pm

Chris Budd OBE

Professor of Applied Maths, University of Bath

Chris Budd OBE, is based at the University of Bath, where he is Professor of Applied Mathematics. He is also Professor of Maths at the Royal Institution and Gresham Professor of Geometry. He has also been the Education Officer of the London Mathematical Society, and Vice-President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Chris has a


Professor Chris Budd OBE
Professor of Applied Mathematics, Bath University

When three scientifically-minded Cirencester friends thought of forming a small group to enjoy talks on a range of scientific subjects, little could they have foreseen that twenty-one years later it would be flourishing with over 200 members.  Its name belies the wide area from which members come, stretching from Stroud in the West, northwards to Cheltenham and Malmesbury in the South. 

Each year the society holds a series of ten lectures on a varied selection of topics intended to appeal to a wide variety of interests and levels of scientific background.  Members include not only scientists, doctors and engineers but also many who have a general interest in science and technology.

Our friendly meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month, usually at the Royal Agricultural University.  The CSTS is moving cautiously back to 'in-person' lectures at the RAU, but will also continue on-line streaming of its talks.  Our Zoom ID is 912 0723 6181, and an invitation e-mail is sent to members regularly.  If you are not a member but wish to attend a Zoom lecture, please contact us at .  A contribution of £3 is requested from non-members, which is waived for students.  All are welcome to join either audience.

 Students are admitted free. 

Exhibitions have been arranged in the past and visits are made regularly to places of scientific and technological interest, including wildlife reserves and museums. We also offer small educational grants to local schools and colleges for suitable projects, so far this year disbursing approximately £1,500 to three schools in the region.

Next Visit

The Three Counties Medical School
Thursday, 7 Dec 2023 2:00 pm

CSTS visit to:

The Three Counties Medical School

University of Worcester

Thursday 7th December 2023

 2.00 -4.00pm

We are fortunate to be introduced to the Three Counties Medical School, and invited to visit their special new building, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building, named after the first woman in Britain to qualify as a physician and surgeon. 

We will be shown their facilities, hear about


Closing Date
Thursday, 7 Dec 2023

This website also lists external events of note in its events calendar.


Details of the membership fees and directions to the main venues used by the Society can be found on the Members area of this website.

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