Meet a Bioscientist

‘Meet a Bioscientist’ was the Public Engagement team’s flagship schools’ engagement event for 2022. For British Science Week, we spoke to over 900 young people across 15 schools and sixth forms about our research, careers in science, and what being a scientist is really like.

This event replaced our usual Schools' Day, as we could not safely host large numbers of visitors on our site at this time.

35 research and technical specialist staff took part in the event.  Members of all three of our research programmes – Epigenetics, Immunology and Signalling – took part, as did staff from four of our research facilities. Each participating research group or facility was paired with a school to deliver a short talk about their research area and career pathway. Some groups got creative with their presentations by including videos, quizzes or even live demonstrations!

Read more about the event on our blog:

Image courtesy of Wymondham High.

Peter Rugg-Gunn giving a talk to school students via Zoom