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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series

The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series is one of the longest running in the field (50th annual series), and is hosted and supported by the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies; the research arm of the Department of Architecture.

The seminars are informal in format and include a 45-minute talk from the invited speaker, followed by 15-minutes of questions and answers. They are typically well-attended by both staff and students of the Department, as well as members from the wider University and Cambridge community. The seminars are video recorded for Martin Centre records, and subject to the speaker’s approval may be released to either University members only or the general public.

Theme for the 50th annual series

The topic for this forthcoming series will frame the discussions around the common ground between theory and practice, with particular focus on ‘Cambridge master-planning and urban design’. Please find Term Cards and seminar posters posted on the righthand side of this page.

Time and Location

The seminars are held every Wednesday during full term from 1:15 to 2:15 pm, at the Department of Architecture, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PX; typically in Lecture Room 1.

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the Martin Centre seminars will now be held online. 

**IMPORTANT: we have now moved from 1pm to 3pm BST to accommodate speakers and audience in other time zones. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

For webinar registration details, please see 

Previous lectures are now available on our YouTube channel:

Shanshan Xie                        

ZhiKai Peng                          

Natcha Ruamsanitwong         

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Easter Term 2020

Martin Centre Seminars Sjoerd Soeters

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Martin Centre Seminar    Michael Chang

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Martin Centre Seminars Remembering Berlin


Michaelmas Term 2019

The Martin Centre Seminar Series   Stafford Critchlow

Martin Centre Seminar   Meredith Bowles

The Martin Centre Seminar Series   Julian Lewis

The Martin Centre Seminars Jenna Panter

Martin Centre Seminar Huang Sheng Yuan

Martin Centre Seminar Jonathon Rose