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The Gurdon Institute


Letterbox Science is a project aiming to connect people with the work we are doing here at the Gurdon in a way that is informal and friendly, and does not rely on digital communication.

We want to encourage people from different backgrounds and experiences to talk with us about our research.

We worked with artist Ellie Shipman to design a suite of postcards that explore three of the things we explore in the labs: cells, DNA and mitochondria. These postcards can be used as prompts to encourage discussion about the biology of our bodies, and there is the opportunity to let us know what you find interesting and where you think our scientists should be researching next!

Are you part of a school, community group or other organisation that may like to get involved with the project?

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.

For more information, or to request a package of materials as part of the project, contact