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Upcoming public events

This page lists upcoming public events delivered either by the BSI, our members, Regional and Affinity groups or Communicating Immunology grant recipients.


Outbreak! at Green Man Festival

BSI Communicating Immunology grant recipients from the University of Manchester will be running an interactive treasure-hunt style game, taking players through a real life scenario against the clock to learn about infection control and antibiotic resistance.

Green Man Festival (15 - 18 August 2019) is under quarantine. There has been a deadly outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Calling all players! As scientific advisors to the government you will be tasked to identify the infection and control the spread of disease. Pick up a lab coat and mission kit… the clock is ticking. In Outbreak Control Teams, you will race against time, picking up clues and tasks around Einstein’s Garden to try and save the Festival.

Dr Jenner's House Museum Discovery Day

The Dr Jenner House Museum is the site where Edward Jenner discovered vaccination. Discovery Day is a small science festival organized by the Museum that is well attended by the community. It attracts a wide range of attendees, including those who wouldn’t normally attend science events, so this is a great opportunity to reach out and engage with the public! Last year Jenner House welcomed 250 visitors to find out about science history and current research, and to try out hands-on activities and meet scientists. This year, the theme is “science all around”: looking at how discoveries are made and encouraging observation and questioning the world around us. 

This year’s event is on Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10:00-17:00. 

The Royal Institution, Masters of Science: Robert Lechler

Sir Robert Lechler, Vice Principal (Health) at King’s College London and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is one of the world's leading immunologists. His research revolves around transplantation tolerance, with the aim of persuading the immune system to 'tolerate' the transplanted organ while retaining full capability to fight off infections and cancer. Join him in conversation with Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times, as part of the FT Weekend Magazine's 'Masters of Science' series which showcases the scientists at the forefront of some of the world's most exciting research. Sir Robert will plot a scientific course to transplantation without rejection - and the development of technology to regrow failed organs within the body.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit The Royal Institution website.

Norwich Science Festival 

Join Communicating Immunology grant recipients at the Norwich Science Festival 18 - 26 October. The BSI’s Giant Nose model will be displayed for the first time at the Festival to raise awareness of immunology and the BSI in East Anglia and showcase our immunology research. A wide range of information and hands-on activities on allergy, inflammation and physiology of the nose will be suitable for people of all ages.


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