Following the success of #TheCellEscape at the Cambridge Science Festival in March, we were really pleased to be invited to the Faraway Forest at the Latitude Festival 2019 in Suffolk. A team of six intrepid researchers (including the winners of the 2019 Public Engagement Prize) ran the Escape Room 28 times in 4 days and had conversations about cell signalling, careers in research and the Babraham Institute to well over 600 people. We had a waiting list of over 30 teams and calculated we had enough interest to run four escape rooms non-stop for the whole weekend! We're grateful to the Biochemical Society for a Public Engagement grant to help support the exhibit and look forward to running #TheCellEscape in Ely in September as part of LifeLab.
Congratulations to all the teams who took part, especially Brilliant Builds who topped the leaderboard with an amazing time of 24 minutes and 47 seconds!