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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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Lancashire Science Festival


When: 29 June - 1 July
Where: University of Central Lancashire, Preston City Campus

A three day festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths, with an exciting programme for schools, families, and the general public. Find out more here. 


Royal Institution Family Fun Day - The Chemistry of Life


When - Saturday 13 May 11.00am-4.00pm

Where - 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS


Hidden inside all living things you can find a world interesting and unusual chemical reactions. These processes fuel our life and are key to all life on earth. Join us for exciting talks, get hands-on with demos and experiments and enjoy discovering the exciting world of Biochemistry. Find out more here.


Royal Institution Family Fun Day - The Chemistry of Life


When - Saturday 13 May 11.00am-4.00pm

Where - 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS


Hidden inside all living things you can find a world interesting and unusual chemical reactions. These processes fuel our life and are key to all life on earth. Join us for exciting talks, get hands-on with demos and experiments and enjoy discovering the exciting world of Biochemistry. Find out more here.

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Big Bang Bristol


When: 6 - 7 July

Where: Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW

 

Big Bang Bristol is a two day science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) extravaganza.  Find out more here.

 


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Lambeth Country Show


When: 15 - 16 July

Where: Brockwell Park, Brixton, London

 

The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 170,000 people attending in 2016, the show is one of the biggest public events in the UK.



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Sunderland Airshow


When: 21-23 July

Where: Seaburn and Roker


Following the opening event, the airshow continues across the weekend between 10am and 6pm with a full programme of activity in the air and on the ground. Find out more here.



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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: 5 - 9 September

Where: The Universities of Brighton and Sussex and the city of Brighton

 

Five days of FREE talks, debates & performances from across the scientific spectrum. 5 - 9 September 2017, all over Brighton . 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.

 


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.


Related events


Day at the Museum - 28/30 June and 1 July:  The Science Museum Group are looking for Scientists and Educators who can communicate their ideas and inspire young people in STEM. If you would like to be involved, email education@biochemistry.org to find out more.


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.