Click to download our Teacher’s Document and General Info Booklet for more information and ideas for how the resources could help get your group more involved with research in Cambridge.
Using art to inspire discussions that explore our work in a way that is friendly, informal and accessible to everyone.
What is Letterbox Science?
Letterbox Science is a project led by scientists Anna Klucnika and Eleanor McCartney (Ma lab) who worked with artist Ellie Shipman to design a suite of postcards that explore three of the ideas we explore in the labs: cells, DNA and mitochondria.
How does it work?
These postcards can be used as prompts to encourage discussion about the biology of our bodies, as well as creative responses such as artwork and writing. There is also the opportunity to let us know what you find interesting and where you think our scientists should be researching next!
Check out some of the responses
We ran a pilot project involving several primary schools who shared the postcards with their Key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11).
Click the link below to download the PDF version of the book and discover what these children thought the scientists should be investigating in our labs, and what they would do if they were to join The Gurdon Institute research team.
Are you part of a school, community group or other organisation that may like to get involved with the project?
Get in touch
For more information, or to request a free package of materials as part of the project, contact us.