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.

*** You should ask your supervisor for guidance as to which course(s) will be most appropriate for you ***

Statistics courses

There are several statistics courses provided which will be of use to postgraduates.

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

Thursday 10 October 2019 – 10.00-12.00 and 14:00-16:00

Friday 11 October 2019 – 10.00-12.00 and 14:00-16:00

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.

Bioinformatics Training Courses

For the more advanced (and in-depth), the Mathematics Department run a full masters programme in statistics:

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.