SMART Winter School Social Programme

In addition to the lectures and teaching, the SMART Winter School is offering people a few activities that help the attendees to meet with each other and build professional connections as well as to learn about Cambridge.

ARRIVAL DAY, SUN 12 DECEMBER

19:00 Evening “Get-together” Event with food and drinks.


DAY 1, MON 13 DECEMBER and DAY 2, TUES 14 DECEMBER

Free evening: College dinner or Pub Visit

For the first 2 evenings we would like to offer our attendees an opportunity to explore Cambridge pubs. Cambridge pub culture is rich and closely connected to the University.

As an example, the discovery of DNA structure was announced at the “Eagle” pub and the “Baron of beef” was frequently visited by Chris Curry and Clive Sinclair and has been featured in a film “Micro Men”. Douglas Adams, the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” also like to visit this pub.

We attached an interactive ‘Cambridge Pubs’ map that should help you to make your choice. It is advisable to book a table first that could be done over the phone, but one can also drop by and take any available table. There is also a google map of pubs.


DAY 3, WED 15 DECEMBER

14:30 – 16:30 ‘From the Romans to DNA: A Tour of Historic Cambridge’ [Dress code: umbrellas, warm jackets, comfortable walking shoes + cameras for golden hour pictures]

18:00 – 19:00 Drink at college [Dress Code: casual smart]

19:00 – 21:00 Formal dinner [Dress Code: casual smart]


DAY 4, THURS 16 DECEMBER

17:30-21:00 Barbecue (at College)

19:30-21:00 Student Panel discussion + Magic Show


DAY 5, FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER

13:00 – 15:00 Scientific Panel Discussion + Prize Distribution

Afternoon: Departure