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Big Biology Day

Big Biology Day is an annual event at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, as part of National Biology Week and in 2016 the Gurdon Institute took part for the first time

Saturday 15th October 2016, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

Stand ready for BBD

The Gurdon Institute stand was there along with many others for the biggest ever turnout of around 2000 visitors. We introduced children, families and adults to our fruit flies and explained how we use these model animals for research in human disease. 


The event was organised by Hills Road Sixth Form College, University of Cambridge Science Festival and Cambridge Biologists.

You can view two of our posters describing why we use flies in research.


BBD16 Weronika explains   BBD16 family hears flies  

BBD16 family Mtthias   BBD16 Nicola explains


'Vox pops' at BBD2016

Visitors to the Gurdon Institute stand stopped to record their impressions of the event and tell us about how they and their families used our hands-on activities. Two of our volunteering scientists also shared what they got out of taking part.

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