The Wilson Society, the College's society for Natural Scientists, met last week for their annual dinner. Their pre-dinner speaker was Emeritus Professor of Zoology and former Master of Sidney Professor Sir Gabriel Horn.

Sidney Sussex is known for having some of the most active student subject societies in Cambridge. In his talk, titled "In search of memory's trace: a voyage in the brain”, Gabriel Horn presented the history of research into how memory is stored in the brain. Alison Staines, a member of the Wilson Society committee, notes that Professor Horn delivered 'an excellent talk enjoyed by everyone, including the non-biologists'.

Professor Horn explained how many research questions have not been completely resolved. Societies such as the Wilson Society provide an important link to the research community, encouraging students to think about future research into these unanswered questions.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2011.

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