CSaP's Distinguished Lectures provide a platform for leading experts and practitioners to air important issues on the relationship between science and policy. Past speakers have included:
- Professor David MacKay, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, on My First 100 Days in Government
- Professor Ben Martin, Professor of Science and Technology Policy Studies at the University of Sussex, on Around the Science Policy World in 50 Minutes
- Sarah Mukherjee, former BBC Environment Correspondent, on Our Easter Island Moment: is it already too late to save the environment?
- Dr Evan Harris, former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, and Dr Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, on the future of science in Parliament
- Professor Chris Bishop, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research Cambridge, An Innovation Odyssey: From Basic Research to the World's Fastest-selling Consumer Electronics Product
- Professor David Clary, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and President of Magdalen College, Oxford, on being The First Chief Scientific Adviser in the Foreign Office
- Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and former President of the Royal Society, on Challenges for the Relationship Between Science and Policy.
Audiences are typically made up researchers and policy professionals at all levels of seniority.