Darwin is music to guests' ears


Granta Park entertained guests from business and academia at a reception to mark its sponsorship of a Darwin-themed Cambridge Music Festival concert 150 years to the day that the 'Origin of the Species' was published.

 Following the reception at the Senior Parlour at Gonville & Caius College, guests, who included University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Alison Richard, along with senior representatives from Granta Park companies and local and national teams from MEPC, which manages Granta Park, enjoyed the concert at Senate House. The evolution inspired music featured  the  acclaimed Fitzwilliam String Quartet playing a programme that included Purcell, Haydn and Sibelius, as well as only the second performance of a new work inspired by Darwin, written by geologist and composer John Ramsay who was at the concert.

Said Granta Park’s Marketing ad Asset Manger Roz Bird: “We’ve long been associated with The Cambridge Music Festival but never before have we been able to marry the worlds of music and our own world of science in quite such an inspiring  way.”

Caption: James Dipple, MEPC; Jesus Zurdo, Lonza; Jane Osbourn, MedImmune; Roz Bird, Granta Park

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BioMed Realty has been part of Cambridge's world-class life science community since the acquisition of Granta Park in 2012. Granta Park is a 477,230 square foot business estate in one of the most reconised areas for science success globally and is home to leading companies, including Sosei Heptares, Astrazeneca, Illumina, PPD Global, and One Nucleus.

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