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Jenner House Discovery Day

The BSI is looking for members to help run activities at the Jenner House Discovery Day event!

The 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. We are looking for volunteers to help run the BSI stall and coordinate some vaccine-based activities. The BSI will pay travel expenses and provide lunch. At this time, members who are geographically closest will be given priority. The Museum is in Berkeley, Gloucestershire near Junctions 13 & 14 of the M5 and the nearest rail station is Cam & Dursley.

If you’re interested, read a blog about volunteering with the BSI, and contact Erika Aquino at

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