Two sixth form students taking part in a microscopy task

Sixth Form Workshops

Each year we invite groups of A-level biology students to explore our world-renowned research facility and discover the research taking place in our labs.

Sixth form students completing a microscopy workshop at the institute

What’s involved?

The visit includes:

  • a tour of of the Gurdon Institute
  • a live presentation by one of our researchers
  • a hands-on workshop where students will get a chance to learn skills that our scientists use in the lab

During the visit students are encouraged to chat with our scientists and core staff to find out more about careers in fundamental research.


The sixth form workshops are available to free state schools and is targeted to year 12 A-level Biology students.

If you would like more information about the sixth form workshops or would like to enquire about availability, please get in touch.

Group of sixth form students in a lab

Our Sixth Form workshops are sponsored by the Cambridge University Widening Participation fund.