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The Variables Present: An Evening of Science Variety

Monday 11 September 2017

Stanley Strawbridge (Smith lab) will be performing.


Cherry Hinton Festival

Saturday 16 September 2017

Scientists from the Stem Cell Institute are going for the first time to the Cherry Hinton Festival in Cambridge to discuss their research, and get people thinking about the power and potential of stem cells. Make your own playdoh cell to take home, learn how cells are looked after in the laboratory, and experiment with turning ‘body cells’ back into ‘stem cells’ (as if by magic!). Led by Thorsten Klampfl and Jacob Grinfeld (Green lab), and Justyna Rak (Méndez-Ferrer lab).



Regenerator on tour: Pub Quiz

Sunday 8 October 2017

Pub: Cambridge Blue

To celebrate the re-launch of our Scientific Session Ale Regenerator we're partnering with the Cambridge Blue Beer Festival to challenge pub goers with a stem cell themed science round in their festival pub quiz. Prizes include bottles of Regenerator ale!


Regenerator on tour: Science Comedy...what's not funny about stem cells

Monday 9 October 2017, 7.30pm

Pub: Cambridge Blue

To continue our collaboration with the Cambridge Blue Beer Festival we're hosting a stella night of science comedy featuring resident comedians; Stanley Strawbridge (Smith Lab), Moyra Lawrence (Ghevaert Lab), Will Bernard (Sinha Lab), plus a selection of Cambridge comedy talent. Pre-booked tickets are £4 and include a free pint of Regenerator. Tickets and further details available here.


Cherry Hinton Library: Stem cell robots

Saturday 14 October 2017, 10.30am

We'll be taking a new version of our stem cell robots activity to Cherry Hinton Library for a family-friendly hands-on session in October. The robot game has been redesigned to focus specifically on blood lineages by Elisa Laurenti and Justyna Rak (Méndez-Ferrer Lab) with support from Elisa's BBSRC grant.


Regenerator on tour: Cafe Scientifique and Pub Quiz

Sunday 29 October 2017, 3pm 

Pub: The White Swan, Stow-cum-Quy

Professor Roger Barker will discuss his pioneering medical research in this relaxed and friendly afternoon pub session. He will look at how stem cell therapies are being developed to restore neurological function in conditions such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. After a short slideshow, Roger will be taking questions from the floor so come ready to get involved. After Roger's morning science cafe you can stay on to enjoy a Sunday afternoon pub quiz. Again we challenging you to answers a set of stem-cell themed questions, with some sneaky tips for those who attended Roger's morning cafe.



The Variables Present: An Evening of Science Variety

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Featuring two new hopefuls from Stem Cell Institute Science Comedy training.


Regenerator on tour: Cambridge Skeptics

Thursday 16 November 2017

Pub: The Blue Moon

We're partnering with Cambridge Skeptics at the Blue Moon for some straight-talking debate and discussion about the future of stem cell research. Group leader Dr David Kent will be talking about 'Stem Cells Going Wrong In People - How Do Cancers Evolve?'. Pre-booked tickets are £3 and include a free pint of Regenerator. Tickets and further details available here.


Regenerator on tour: Science Comedy at the Maypole

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Pub: The Maypole

Another evening of science comedy, featuring some new talent from one of our comedy skills training workshops, led by Stanley Strawbridge (Smith Lab). What better way to enjoy the laughs than with a pint of stem cell themed Regenerator ale.