Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


Get Involved

Our vision is of an open, transparent and accountable organisation that is leading in its contribution of science to culture, society, economic development and growth.  As a publically funded organisation it is vital that our researchers engage with different public groups and vice versa.

Our Aims

  • To develop activities that seek to widen the social and economic impact of our research
  • To engage with diverse public audiences to better understand their hopes, concerns and aspirations for research and to reflect this back into the work undertaken by the Babraham Institute
  • To enthuse and excite younger audiences about bioscience and to inspire them to consider science careers
  • To be open and transparent in our research communication and to provide opportunities for public groups to find out about Animal Research 
In this section you can find out about opportunities to engage with our researchers and our research, download resources for schools and find out about future events and partnerships involving the Babraham Institute.

Open Afternoon photographers

Community Groups

Find out more about the activities run by the Babraham Institute and how you can involve your group or society.
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Information for researchers (students through to Group Leaders) looking to develop their communication and public engagement skills.


Our activities are delivered with the financial assistance of the Babraham Institute, external grants from the BBSRC, learned societies and industry sponsorship.  The BBSRC also provide funding through their Schools Regional Champion Scheme (link to page).  We are extremely grateful to all funders for their contribution and support of our public engagement and educational activities.


We are working towards providing educational resources to enhance our public engagement activities.  This link will contain the latest set of resources and information for parents, teachers and students.

Students in Laboratory

Schools and Colleges

This section outlines our activities and present opportunities for students, parents and school teachers.  Visit our pages to discover resources, events and opportunities to bring science to life.
HAckney Primary school at Babraham


Our Foundation and Primary School progamme aims to put real scientists into classrooms to transfer their enthusiasm and passion for science to future generations. 
Schools Day Secondary School students


We have developed resources and outreach activities suitable for Secondary schools.  This section provides details of activities that can be used to enhance and contextualise classroom teaching.
Sixth Form COnference

Sixth Form

We provide opportunities for Sixth form students to learn more about our research by working alongside our research scientists.  Our events also introduce students to a wide variety of career options. 
Discussion at Babraham Schools' Day 2014


We work with teachers to provide them with relevant content for their lessons and to provide resources that may help bring our science to the classroom.

Short Term Opportunities

We welcome expressions of interest in summer research placements for undergraduates in the middle years of their first degree, to enable students to gain first-hand experience of laboratory research during the summer vacation. Placements are usually six to ten weeks in duration. More information can be found on our Short Term Opportunities page.

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