Departmental Lunchtime Lectures (Psychiatry)

Dates: Every Thursday in Term

Time: 12:30– 1.30pm

Venue: Herchel Smith Seminar Room


Please contact Dr Julia Deakin if you have any queries or would like to suggest a speaker.

Department of Psychiatry Talks Stream – Talks.Cam

This is a list of talks which are of interest to the Department of Psychiatry. It includes talks by members of the Department as well as talks taking place in other Departments which students might find useful.

Statistics courses

There are several statistics courses provided which will be of use to postgraduates. You should ask your supervisor for guidance as to which course(s) will be most appropriate for you.

See also:

Bioinformatics training courses offered by the School of Biological Sciences

Programming Courses

  1. MATLAB (Dr Denes Szucs)
  2. University Programming Courses

MATLAB (Dr Denes Szucs)

Dénes Szűcs runs an 8-hour intensive course entitled ‘Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming’. The course focuses on practical hands-on variable handling and programming implementation rather than on theory. This course is intended for those who have never programmed before including those who only call/run Matlab scripts but are not familiar with how code works and how matrices are handled in Matlab. (Note that calling a couple of scripts is not ‘real’ programming.)

It is essential that you bring your own laptop with the latest version of Matlab (see pre-installed. Cambridge students can download and install Matlab from for free with their CRSid. Select and install all packages available to you. We will immediately write programme code so the best way to learn is to use Matlab during the class for taking notes and running the code.

It is advisable that you skim through the excellent free
resource Getting Started and Language Fundamentals.

Times (8 hours):

  • Thursday 4 October 2018 – 10.00-12.00 and 14:00-16:00
  • Friday 5 October 2018 – 10.00-12.00 and 15.30-17.30

All sessions will take place in the Kenneth Craik Seminar Room. For more information visit Dénes Szűcs page at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education.

Other Lecture Series

  • Zangwill Club

Dates: Every Friday during Full Term
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Department of Psychology Lecture Theatre

The Department also hosts Behavioural Neuroscience Seminars, and Social and Developmental Psychology Seminars. The MRC-Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit hold weekly seminars, the Chaucer Club, at the MRC-CBU on Chaucer Road on Thursdays throughout the year. International and national speakers present current research on a wide range of topics in areas relating to brain and cognition at these colloquia. Students may choose to attend these seminars to supplement their graduate education, in discussion with their supervisors.

  • Chaucer Club

Dates: Every Thursday during Full Term
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

  • Social and Developmental Psychology Seminars

Dates: Fortnightly on Tuesdays during Full Term
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Department of Psychology Lecture Theatre

*All students should aim to attend 5 Social and Developmental Psychology seminars in their first year. By the end of their second year, they should have attended at least 10.

Students should also check for other seminar series that may be of interest to you. 

Other possible sources of training      

Students can attend local seminars of the relevant research group or attend other teaching courses as recommended by the student’s supervisor on an individual basis, and any other relevant courses organised by the graduate school.

The Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (SSRMC) offers postgraduate students with training in a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Students should also check for other seminar series that may be of interest to them, any departmental seminars and we strongly recommend that you explore the opportunities offered by the University’s Personal and Professional Development Centre