Cambridge University Physics Society

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Welcome to the Cambridge University Physics Society's website
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We organise scientific talks and other events almost every week of Michaelmas and Lent, as well as a traditional - and always full - Garden Party in Easter Term: have a look at the Events section below for what's on right now, or check out the current term card!

Where can you find us?

Apart from social media and (links above), we will also be keeping you up to date with our events via...

Our YouTube channel is brand new, and will only feature talks from Michaelmas 2014 onwards, when we started recording them.

If you have already graduated and wish to remain in touch with CUPS, you can sign up to our low-volume Alumni mailing list.


Sunday 15th November CUPS Careers Conference 2015
Come along to hear from companies, the careers service, as well as fellow students on how you can productively spend your summer!

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Find out more details on the event page: CUPS Careers Conference 2015.

Michaelmas 2015 Term Card

Get involved right now

  • To talk to our Committee, find the relevant Committee members' pages, or use the contact address in the Contact Us section for more general enquiries.
  • Want to suggest a physics speaker for us to invite? We would greatly welcome any recommendations; just fill in our Speakers Suggestions Form!
  • Our website is a wiki, so anyone can contribute to it! Make your own page on the wiki.
  • Here are some physics-related links that you might find useful (warning: not very up-to-date any more!).
  • Have comments about the wiki or things you'd like us to change? Post them here.
  • The committee-only section of the website may be found here (requires login).



Want to get our amazing stash? Order your CUPS mugs and hoodies through our Stash Ordering Form!

What exactly do we do?

Founded in 1942, the Cambridge University Physics Society (CUPS) provides the perfect social scene for everyone with an interest in physics.

We organise regular events including lecture series, cocktail evenings, the annual Omega Dinner, and a May Week Garden Party. CUPS presents an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy talks by internationally renowned speakers, which have included Stephen Hawking, Jim Al-Khalili, Roger Penrose and many, many more, on subjects ranging from the cutting edge to the purely historical, philosophical, astronomical, or biological.

A drinks reception follows each talk, where there is an opportunity for informal discussion with the speaker.


CUPS is very proud to be sponsored by Studypool, a leading website in online homework help, Metaswitch Networks, BP, Hitachi, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica), ECM Selection, and our very own University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory.

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