Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Schools Day

Schools Day 2019

Every March since 1994, the Babraham Institute has opened its doors to students and teachers alike for its Annual Schools’ Day, an opportunity for up to 150 secondary (Yr10/11) and sixth-form students to meet scientists, take part in projects in scientific laboratories and learn more about careers in science. Working alongside our researchers, students get a chance to see what it is like to work in a laboratory and how the work of the Babraham Institute relates to the science they are learning about in school.

Wednesday 6th March 2019 will see the 25th Anniversary of Schools' Day and we're looking forward to celebrating with style!

The Institute’s Group Leaders each run a project relating to the research of their Group, usually involving their PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers. These projects allow students to try basic biology research for themselves – they find out about current scientific research and are encouraged to solve problems using special techniques and equipment. Other projects have been run by commercial research companies in the Babraham Campus Bioincubator (small to medium sized companies that carry out life science research alongside the Babraham Institute).

In order that the event is relevant and interesting to teachers we now also allocate them to hands-on lab-based projects - but separate from their students! These sessions are designed to give teachers the opportunity to learn more about the science they are teaching in class and also to give them the confidence to speak about the context and relevance of science in the world today.

You can read more about previous Schools' Days in the Public Engagement Blog:

Passion, enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge at Schools’ Day

Schools' Day - igniting a passion for science

To register your interest and to receive more information please email

Project descriptions will be sent out after registration closes in mid-November. Student preferences must be received by mid-January and project allocations will be sent out in February.

Event Time & Dates

Starts09:00 am - 06/03/2019
Ends04:00 pm - 06/03/2019

Event Details

Contact Mike Hinton
LocationBabraham Institute


27 June, 2018