Dr Caggiano is very interested in finding new methods to synthesise compounds, with the goal of making the same molecules found in nature in the lab. Natural products are a huge source of anticancer compounds, but they are typically very difficult to synthesise in a laboratory while plants and animals do so with ease using only what they have around them in the soil or the bottom of the sea. It...
- Dr Lorenzo Caggiano
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, 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.
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.