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2018 Events

In 2018 the Institute coordinated 54 face-to-face public engagement events, reaching over 4,000 individuals. Through a range of digital content, including films, podcasts and social media posts, a further 14,000 have been engaged online.
Ely Beer Festival

Ely Beer Festival, January

Scientists shared their research stories over a pint of Regenerator - the Institute ale designed to engage "harder to reach" adults with stem cell science

Science at the Women's Institute

Science at the Women's Institute, February

PhD student Jennifer Jia collaborated with "Neural Knitworks" to actively engage members of the Women's Institute through a scientific talk and knitting neurons!

Story Collider

Story Collider, March

In partnership with Cambridge Junction, the Institute organised The Story Collider, a hit international storytelling show, combining personal anecdotes and research stories.

Online Blood Films

Online Blood Films, April

Cédric Ghevaert and colleagues worked with patient groups to develop a series of Q&A videos addressing questions on lab grown blood cells. The videos have had over 6000 views.

Infinite Potentials

Infinite Potentials, June

In collaboration with the SciArt Center (New York) and artists from around the world, the Institute delivered "Infinite Potentials", an art exhibition exploring the future potential of stem cells.

Corpus Public Art

Corpus Public Art, July

Scottish team Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion were commissioned to produce "Corpus", a large structural artwork to be displayed outside the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre.

European Researchers Night

European Researchers Night, September

Institute members travelled to Peterborough to take part in European Researchers Night as part of a range of events across 27 countries to engage the public with scientific research projects.

Stem Cell Film Screening, November

Coordinated by renowned artist Harold Offeh, researchers worked with film makers to produce a series of short films to give an artistic interpretation of the science being undertaken at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre.