Henrietta Book Club
Year 12s students are invited to join Cambridge researchers to explore the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells enabled a scientific revolution.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Discover the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells enabled a scientific revolution and contributed to numerous incredible developments and life-saving treatments.
We invite you to read (or re-read) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and join us in reflecting on Henrietta’s life and story with a biologist and a historian of science from the University of Cambridge.
Calling all Year 12 students!
Year 12 students and their teachers are welcome to join the live discussion with a Cambridge biological researcher and a historian of science to discuss the incredible life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Whether you are studying biology, english literature, philosophy, history or social sciences… you are more than welcome to join.
Participants will be able to ask our guest speakers questions live in the chat, or can send them ahead of the event to email@example.com.
Join us from your classroom
Teachers, If you would like to incorporate this event into your teaching then please do reach out and we will happily work with you to put together a plan for your class.
We also have a limited supply of copies of Skloot’s book for schools that meet the university’s Widening Participation criteria. If you think your school may qualify for this, contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the project
For more information and resources from the Henrietta Book Club project, visit www.henriettacamfest.co.uk.