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Public engagement at the Gurdon Institute

Our public engagement programme aims to foster exchange between our scientists and the public, provide an insight into our particular research topics, and inspire the next generation of scientists

SeeingCloser drawingsOur activities and events are organised by the Institute's , Dr Hélène Doerflinger. Volunteers are drawn from across the Institute to staff the events, and this participation has become embedded in our research and training culture. In 2015, 20% of our scientists took part in a public engagement event (see list of volunteers, below right).

CamSciFest programme 2017

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We aim to serve a variety of audiences in terms of age, educational stage, background and location, by running diverse activities and events either on site, through educational or scientific institutions, or in public spaces. Some of our activities are repeated from year to year while others are once-only.

Past events:

2017

Cambridge Science Festival: drop-in day

2016

Cambridge Science Centre

Big Biology Day

Fun Lab at the BIG weekend

The Mobile Lab: creating a lab in the classroom

International young scientists

Cambridge Science Festival: hands-on at the Guildhall

Sketchcrawl: inviting artists into the lab

University Alumni Festival: welcome back!

2015

The Mobile Lab: creating a lab in the classroom

Sixth-form visitors: an insight into research careers

University Technical College: training collaboration

Work experience: life in the lab

International young scientists

Cambridge Science Festival: drop-in day

Seeing Closer: look and draw at the Royal Society

European Researchers' Night at the Natural History Museum

University Alumni Festival: welcome back!

2014

The Mobile Lab: creating a lab in the classroom 

Sixth-form visitors: an insight into research careers

University Technical College: training collaboration

Work experience: life in the lab 

International young scientists

University Alumni Festival: welcome back!

2013

Work experience: life in the lab

Cambridge Science Festival: drop-in day

European Researchers' Night at the Natural History Museum

2012

Sixth-form visitors: an insight into research careers

Work experience: life in the lab

 

 

 

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With thanks to our Gurdon Institute volunteers in 2016:

Alex Sossick • Ana-Mishel Spiroski  • Anastasiya Sybirna  • Andrew Plygawko  • Anja Hagting  • Avik Mukherjee  • Ayiba Shaib-Momoh  • Barbara Di Fiore  • Barbara Schopf  • Bernhard Strauss  • Claire O'Brien  • Daisy Harrison  • Daniel St Johnston  • Donya Pakravan  • Elizabeth Caygill  • Emma Wictome  • Erinn Los  • Eva Hörmanseder  • Francisco Muñoz Martínez  • Gianmarco Mastrogiovanni  • Golnar Kolahgar  • Helene Doerflinger  • Helen Zenner  • Holly Lovegrove  • Janina Ander  • Jelle van den Ameele  • Jenny Richens  • Jia Chen  • John Gurdon  • Kasia Kozyrska  • Laura Wagstaff  • Leo Otsuki  • Lucia Cordero  • Magda Koziol  • Naoko Irie  • Neha Agrawal  • Nicola Lawrence  • Nicole Dawney  • Oxana Nashchekina  • Pallavi Agarwal  • Paola Marco-Casanova  • Phil Brownjohn  • Phil Zegerman  • Philipp Berg   • Rue Jones-Green  • Shani Austin-Williams  • Sri Lestari  • Stephanie Norwood  • Steve Jackson  • Sylviane Moss  • Vasja Urbancic  • Vítor Trovisco  • Weronika Fic  • Wolfram Gruhn

Additional support gratefully received from:

Clive Bennett + team   •  Nigel Smith