On the 29th April, the Scientific Society welcomed Professor Kim Nasmyth, the former Head of Biochemistry at Oxford. His talk focused on the mechanisms of cell division, as well as his discovery of cohesin, which is a protein complex essential to the processes of mitosis and meiosis. Professor Nasmyth then wrapped up with a brief piece of advice to those seeking a career in the sciences. The talk was in-depth and yet accessible, and it was well received by all those who attended. Bill Wu AW