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Cambridge Science Festival 2015

Cambridge Science Festival 2015 - Bigger & Better!

fest1We took part in a series of events for all members of the family. Thank you to everybody who came along - we hope to see you again next year 

 

 

Hundreds of children had the opportunity to meet members of the Stem Cell Institute over the course of the Cambridge Science Festival. Through a series of games and hands-on experiments, children learnt about how stem cells differentiate and specialise. Thank you to all of the Institute volunteers for their time, energy and enthusiasm.

 

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More than 400 members of the public attended our four evening talks. Special thanks to Dr Jenny Nichols, Dr Brian Hendrich, Dr Brian Huntly and Dr Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir, who taught us about the role of stem cells in everything from bio-electricity to leukaemia.

 

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If you attended any of our events and would like to comment or suggest ideas for future public activities, please contact Philippa Russell at scipeo@stemcells.cam.ac.uk

 

Programme for the 2015 Science Festival 

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is delighted to be running a range of interactive public activities and talks as part of this year's Science Festival. All of our events are listed in date order below.  

 

Saturday 14th March, 10am-4pm   &    Sunday 15th March, 11am-4pm

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Stem cell discoveries
(drop-in sessions - no ticket required)
Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange

 

 

A great opportunity for children to meet stem cell scientists and try hands-on learning activities. This year, children can don lab coats, gloves and goggles then use real laboratory equipment and microscopes to follow how stem cells specialise. There's also a chance to get 'bloody' whilst discovering that our blood is made of more than we may think!

 

Monday 16th March, 6:30-7:30pm

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Using embryonic stem cells to understand early development. A talk from Dr Jenny Nichols. Venue: Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road.

 

Tuesday 17th March, 6:30-7:30pm

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Too much information: how stem cells cope with information overload. A talk from Dr Brian Hendrich. Venue: Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road.

 

Wednesday 18th March, 6:30-7:30pm 

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Blood and leukaemia stem cells: the root of all (evil). A talk from Dr Brian Huntly. Venue: Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road.

 

Thursday 19th March, 6:30-7:30pm 

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Stem cells: unravelling brain disease. A talk from Dr Thóra Káradóttir. Venue: Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road.

 

Sunday 22nd March, 11am-3pm 

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Stem cell discoveries
(drop-in sessions - no ticket required)
Venue: The Deakin Centre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

 

A great opportunity for children to meet stem cell scientists and try hands-on learning activities. This year, children can don lab coats, gloves and goggles then use real laboratory equipment and microscopes to follow how stem cells specialise. There's also a chance to get 'bloody' whilst discovering that our blood is made of more than we may think!

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