Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP) events connect Polish scientific diaspora all over the world. By bringing SPP events to this community, Polonium Foundation is hoping to better understand it, connect its members and give them a platform for discussion with academia, policy makers and industry in Poland. All SPP events promote interdisciplinarity and encourage best outreach practices.

SPP 2019 will be taking place in Cambridge, bringing together 250 representatives of the research community. More information coming soon! In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter (below) to make sure you don't miss any updates.


When & where?

8 - 9 November 2019
St John’s College
St John's Street,
Cambridge CB2 1TP

Talks & poster sessions

Find out about other people’s research: their ideas, problems they face and solutions they propose. 10 talks, 24 poster presentations. Would you like to be a part of it? Tell the audience what your project is all about in just 10 minutes or present your project on a poster and be ready to receive immediate hints on how to realise it. Talk popular science.


Tickets for participants - coming soon!

We have a few ticket types. All of them include:

  • Two days of talks and poster sessions, debates and countless opportunities to network

  • SPP gift bag with some cool geek SPP gadgets

  • A workshop of your choice

  • Lunches at the St. John’s College and coffee breaks with unlimited caffeine and sugar supplies to keep you running

  • Saturday SPP party

    If you're unsure of what type of ticket applies to you, email us at


Talks & Poster Presenters

Price includes Saturday Dinner at St. John’s College.
Payment after confirmation of your abstract acceptance.



EARLY BIRDS: Academia with Saturday Dinner

£60 [Coming soon]

For participants with an academic affiliation or an R&D position outside academia, and for those who finished their studies/PhD in 2018 or 2019 - includes Saturday Dinner at st. John’s College



£45 [Coming soon]

For participants with an academic affiliation or an R&D position outside academia, and for those who finished their studies/PhD in 2018 or 2019



£200 [Coming soon]

For participants without an academic affliation [if you graduated 2018 or 2019 or hold an R&D position outside academia, see Academia] - includes Saturday Dinner at st. John’s College

Keynote speakers

Prof. Kasia M. Jaszczolt

Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, University of Cambridge

Human time and the metaphysics of time

Prof. Richard Frąckowiak

Professor Emeritus, UCL

Exploring the human brain with neuroimaging

Martin Krzywinski

Staff Scientist, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center, British Columbia Cancer Agency

Art is Science in Love

Invited speakers

Patrycja Kozik

Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge (UK)

How do dendritic cells initiate immune responses?

Eric Glowacki

Group Leader - Organic Nanocrystals,
Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University (Sweden)

Neurostimulation with nanoscale optoelectronic devices

Piotr Mirowski

Senior Research Scientist, DeepMind, London (UK)

Learning to Navigate


Someone amazing TBA!


To be announced!


How about a standup comedy night or an overly geeky pub quiz night on Friday, and the legendary SPP party on Saturday? Also, this year at the St. John’s College we will be hosting the biggest SPP dinner so far.  Have fun and make new friends - sometimes the best (scientific) ideas come up over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine! 

Projekt jest współfinansowany w ramach programu Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego pod nazwą „DIALOG” w projekcie “Gateway to the Polish Research Diaspora: portal oraz wydarzenia integrujące polską światową społeczność badawczą”.

If you have any questions regarding the event or registration process, email us at

See you in CAMBRIDGE!