Schools' Day 2024

Schools' Day 2024

Schools' Day 2024


2024 was the 30th year of the event being hosted at Babraham Institute!

At Schools' Day, students from schools all over Cambridgeshire and beyond gather at the Institute to discover more about our world-leading bioscience research. Led by Institute researchers, secondary and sixth-form students complete hands-on lab projects. Often using equipment not available within schools, Schools’ Day aims to enthuse, inspire and motivate students and provide insight into what life is really like in the lab.

Schools' Day is for students in Years 10-13. Typically, up to 5 students per school or sixth form may attend, although more places may be offered if capacity allows.

We have also established a Travel Fund to support schools for which the cost of attending would be prohibitive. Funds of up to £500 are available to a limited number of state-maintained schools. Priority will be assessed using the English Indices of Deprivation 2019.

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For more on Schools' Day, see our summary of last year's event.




08.30 Arrival/registration 

09.00 Introduction to the Babraham Institute 

09.15 Practical projects 

11.30 Careers presentation 

12.15 Departure 


12.45 Arrival/registration 

13.15 Introduction to the Babraham Institute 

13.30 Practical projects 

15.45 Careers presentation 

16.30 Departure 

Please note exact timings are subject to change.

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