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Babraham Schools Day marks its 20th Anniversary

On 19th March 2014 the Babraham Institute will be celebrating 20 years of hosting its highly successful Schools Day.

This public engagement initiative was first introduced to encourage local schools to learn about the world-leading bioscience taking place in the Institute and within the Cambridge cluster. We offer opportunities to students to carry out practical experiments, interact with our scientists and also to discuss future careers.

Since 1994, as part of our Public Engagement Programme, we have hosted over 2000 students from Cambridge secondary schools and sixth-form colleges during Babraham Institute Schools Day. Students visit our laboratories to learn more about the research carried out by taking part in projects with our research groups.

The students have told us that our careers talks and advice on entrepreneurship help them to make important career choices, while their teachers learn more about our science and the facilities that support it, as well as meeting scientists from companies in the Campus Bioincubator.

This year, to recognise the achievements of Babraham’s flagship public engagement event as well as highlight other ‘Science and society’ initiatives during the last 20 years we are inviting special guests, including top figures from industry, policy and academia to celebrate our anniversary with the scientists, students and teachers.

For more information please contact: The Knowledge Exchange Office (01223) 496206 kec@babraham.ac.uk  

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4 February, 2014