The BSI is taking part in 'Discovery Day' at Dr Jenner's House Museum and Garden on Monday 28 August (Bank Holiday Monday) at 11:00 - 16:30. This is the museum, based in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, dedicated to the life of Dr Edward Jenner, who pioneered the first ever vaccine,(against smallpox), a discovery that has saved millions of lives. This Discovery Day, aimed at the public, plans to celebrate the work of Dr Edward Jenner, one of the most remarkable scientists of his day. We will be asking the question 'What would Dr Jenner be studying today?' and the museum have invited researchers from around the country to come to Jenner’s former home to show how they are continuing his work.
As well as supporting several talks at the event, the BSI will also be running a stand providing hands-on activities for children about vaccination. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us on the stand. Lunch allowances will be provided for each day and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Preference will be given to volunteers travelling from the local area. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical hands-on public engagement experience.
If you would like to get involved, or for more information, please email BSI Head of Engagement, Jennie Evans.