Open for science – welcoming the Science Festival to the CBC

20/03/2019

This Sunday (24 March), the Cambridge Science Festival returns to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at the end of a fortnight of fantastic activities across the city.

The Campus, home to much loved hospitals, world-leading pharmaceutical companies and Nobel Prize winning researchers among many other things, will be hosting a series of activities at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Institute and at Biomakespace at the Clifford Allbut Building, from 11am to 4pm.

There will be lots of things to see and do for the young and old and everyone in between, from discovering how your body works, how cancer research is evolving and there will be the chance to talk to the people whose research is saving lives every day.

In addition, visitors can get hands-on with DNA and genetics, find out more about healthy diets and learn how blood donors save the lives of thousands of people every day. There’ll even be the chance to find out how individuals can contribute to research on the campus too.

Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, Executive Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, said: “It is great to welcome the Cambridge Science Festival back to the campus. Over the years we have hosted thousands of people of all ages. They are inspired by what they see and learn from numerous health and science organisations across the site. It is wonderful for us that the interest in the campus from local people is so great.  This year the tours of the operating theatres, Royal Papworth Hospital and the Teddy Bear clinic sold out in just 20 minutes. So please come and visit next Sunday and see the difference hospitals, researchers and industry are making to our health."

A number of events such as the Theatre and Mortuary tours at Cambridge University Hospitals, the preview visits to Royal Papworth Hospital and the Teddy Bear Hospital are now full but there may be returns on the day.

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive reduced price parking in Car Park 1 has been arranged. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged the lower price.

For more information about the Cambridge Science Festival on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus visit www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk