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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.

 


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Ipswich Maritime Festival

 

When: 19 - 20 August

Where: Ipswich Waterfront

 

The Ipswich Maritime Festival includes the famous maritime market, attractions for the children, visits out on the Sailing Barge Victor, music, food, drink .... and much more.  Find out more here.

 


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British Science Festival 2017


When: Tuesday 5 September

Where: Council Chamber, Brighton Town Hall

Community labs, engaged online groups, affordable equipment and open access resources are providing new opportunities for people to participate in scientific research outside of traditional settings. Discuss the exciting prospects for increased cross-discipline collaboration, artistic experimentation and original research by those outside of universities and industry and debate the ethical issues and risks of biohacking and open science. Join BBC radio presenter, Kat Arney alongside researchers Bethan Wolfenden, Laura Bowater, Helen Spiers and Mark Erickson to explore these topics. . Find out more here.

 


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New Scientist Live 2017


When: 28 September - 1 October

Where: ExCel, London

 

New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Humans, Technology, Engineering, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this Autumn, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on Earth. Find out more here.

 


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Charles Darwin House celebrates International Coffee Day


When: 28 - 29 September

Where: Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

 

Join the Biochemical Society, the Royal Society of Biology, the Microbiology Society, The British Ecological Society, the Society for Applied Microbiology, and the Society for Experimental Biology in Charles Darwin House as we celebrate International Coffee Day 2017 by exploring the science behind our favourite pick me up.



Bioscience Career Day 2017

 

When: 14 October 

Where: Guy's Campus, King's College London


Discover more about the breadth of careers available after a bioscience degree by attending talks, mock interviews, and speaking with professionals and exhibitors. Find out more here.


Previous events


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

 

2017


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.