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The Gurdon Institute


Our mission is to make our fundamental biological research accessible and responsive to the public for the mutual benefits of inspiration, knowledge-exchange and trust. 

"Public Engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit." - National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). 

In December 2020 we were awarded a Silver Engage Watermark by the NCCPE, recognising the strategic support for public engagement across the Institute, as well as the plans to develop this work in the future.

Click the images below to learn more about Public Engagement at the Gurdon Institute:

     PEstrategy photo 


     PE team     


     PE programme     






Do you have an idea for a collaborative public engagement project with our scientists? The Gurdon Institute is always open to co-creating new projects. 



Throughout the year, the PE team organises a range of opportunities for Gurdon Institute students and staff to get involved in Public Engagement with Research (PER).

Click the images below to learn about our Public Engagement with Research projects:



     WE picture

Sixth Form Work Experience

     sixth form workshop picture

Sixth Form Workshops




    SCoPE Logo



Stitching Science

      Experiments in Art and Science Main Page   

Experiments in Art & Science







Tattoo My Science

     Mobile Lab picture

Mobile Lab     

     for scientists main page

For Staff & Students