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Education and public engagement events

 

The Education team attend various education and public engagement events throughout the year, as well as hosting our own. If you are interested in volunteering for a public engagement event, please check out our volunteers page or email education@biochemistry.org.

 

We also run training courses and workshops for PhD students, early career researchers and established scientists from academia and industry. For more details, visit our events page.

 


Previous events


Here you will find a collection of blog posts and YouTube videos about some of our public engagement activities.

 

2017


Genome editing: Where do we draw the line? - Our 2017 Biology Week debate, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology saw a panel of experts debate the ethical challenges around how we use genome editing technologies. You can watch a video of the entire talk here.

British Science Festival, Brighton - The Biochemical Society supported two events at the BSF: DIY Biology, a panel debate about the rise of citizen science and community labs, and Professor Jackie Leach Scully's Presidential address, The ethics of human genome editing. You can hear from Jackie and Professor Laura Bowater, who was on the debate panel, in this episode of the Naked Genetics podcast which is hosted by panel chair Dr. Kat Arney.

Ipswich Maritime Festival - the Biology Big Top took to the high seas in August to talk genetics, green fluorescent protein, and making poo!

Sunderland Airshow - the Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society took science to the skies (sort of) at the Sunderland Airshow.

Lambeth Country Fair - see what the Biology Big Top got up to in Lambeth in July.

Lancashire Science Festival - have a look at our gallery of pictures from our three days at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Public Engagement Day - held at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford during British Science Week 2017. Read our report of the event here.

 

2016


Can we predict people's chance of getting cancer? Should we? - a public debate in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology and Cancer Research UK at the Royal Institution as part of Biology week. Read a blog post about the event and hear a full audio recording of the debate.

Cancer: is treatment always the answer? - a public debate in collaboration with Cancer Research UK Cardiff held at Cardiff City Hall

When a scratch can kill - our event at New Scientist Live in collaboration with the Microbiology Society. Hear a full audio recording of the debate.

The Hungry Games on Tour - our visit to Imperial College Festival Fringe and Northern Ireland Science Festival

 

2015


Synthetic Life: How far could it go? How far should it go? - YouTube video of our public debate about synthetic biology, organised with the Royal Society of Biology

Synthetic biology: defying definition - blog post about our synthetic biology public debate, organised with the Royal Society of Biology

The Hungry Games at Big Biology Day - the trial of our hands-on activity The Hungry Games, with the Royal Society of Biology and Nutrition Society

Living in a world without antibiotics - organised by the Biochemical Society and Microbiology Society at the British Science Festival

 

2014

 

Making medicines at Big Biology Day - the trial of our hands-on activity Medicine Makers, with the British Pharmacological Society

Epigenetics: why you don't have teeth in your eyeballs - organised by the Biochemical Society at the British Science Festival


Can we predict people's chance of getting cancer? Should we? - a public debate in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology and Cancer Research UK at the Royal Institution as part of Biology week. Read a blog post about the event and hear a full audio recording of the debate.
Can we predict people's chance of getting cancer? Should we? - a public debate in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology and Cancer Research UK at the Royal Institution as part of Biology week. Read a blog post about the event and hear a full audio recording of the debate.