CoMPLEX Student Conference 2014

Cumberland Lodge – 27-28th May

Once again, this year’s CoMPLEX Student Conference is returning to Cumberland Lodge for two days of interdisciplinary thinking and mingling. The theme of this year’s conference is Science & Society.

The deadline for registration is Tuesday 15th April.

The CoMPLEX Student Conference at Cumberland Lodge, 2014

We have an exciting array of speakers lined-up for you, including:

  • Prof Jon Agar
    Prof Agar hails from the Science & Technology Studies department and is an expert in the history of modern science and technology. He will be providing an overview of the interaction between science and society through history.
  • Dr Christina Pagel
    Dr Pagel has a maths and physics background, but currently works in the Clinical Operational Research Unit at UCL. She will be talking about her main interest which is combining information, mathematics and modelling to help people within the health service to make better decisions.
  • Dr Hannah Fry
    Hannah Fry is a “Dr of fluid dynamics, researcher of complexity theory and all round bad-ass.” Her words, not ours. In 2011, Dr Fry gained access to the Metropolitan Police arrest records during the London Riots and published a mathematical model of the disorder. She will be telling us about her research in applying complexity theory to social systems.
  • Keynote Speaker – Prof David Nutt
    Prof Nutt is currently director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, which conducts research into a host of neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia, affective disorders and addiction. He is also currently Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs and was previously Chair of the government Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs.

If those talks aren’t enough for you, we have a panel debate featuring Prof Sofia Olhede, Dr Hannah Fry, Prof Peter Coveney and chaired by our very own David Dimbelby, Prof Jonathan Ashmore, who will be debating the question: "Will Big Data kill the hypothesis?" Audience participation encouraged. Bring your own rotten tomatoes.

Still want more? We’ll have a bunch of student talks, posters and computational software demonstrations showcasing the finest work CoMPLEX has to offer.

And if that’s still not enough, there will even be a (loosely) science-themed quiz where your team can win kudos and even more vouchers for the free bar!

CoMPLEX Students: What you need to know and do

  • Click here to register!
    The deadline for registration is Tuesday 15th April.
  • The conference is compulsory for all students. If you really can’t attend, please let Gemma in CoMPLEX know as soon as possible.
  • All PhD students must present either a poster or a software/model demonstration. There will be prizes for the best poster and best software demonstration!
  • MRes students need simply enjoy the conference and partake in fierce intellectual debate.
  • All attendees will be provided with food and refreshments throughout the conference as well as accommodation for the night.
  • transport to Cumberland Lodge will be departing from UCL on the morning of the 27th and returning the following evening.


If you have any queries, please do get in touch with the Cumberland Lodge 2014 team. We are:

Tom Roberts Sian Culley
Nicky McGranahan Sonja Lehtinen
Tom Roberts Sian Culley Nicky McGranahan Sonja Lehtinen

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