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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. 

We aim to achieve our mission through three major strands of work that interact and overlap with each other:

1. We aim to empower and inspire the next generation, promoting inclusivity by focusing on reaching students from socio-economic groups that are under-represented in science and academia.

2. We aim to generate increased trust in fundamental research and ensure our research remains relevant to society by creating a dialogue about fundamental research and encouraging knowledge-exchange through collaborative projects.

3. Through our work on these two goals, we will embed public engagement into fundamental research in order to develop a culture where Public Engagement provides recognised mutual benefit for all. 

For more details, you can download a copy of our Public Engagement strategy and plans here.