Community Open Day
FLS researchers were joined for the first time by colleagues in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences as they demonstrated their world-class work. They were on hand to talk about their biological and medical research, from cancer research to brain imaging.
Visitors were also able to look around our laboratories, have a go at our experiments and use our million pound microscopes, as well as get hands-on with creepy crawlies, find out how the heart works, make edible cells out of cookies and learn how leeches were used in medicine.
Hundreds of children and adults took over our Michael Smith Building. They built DNA out of gummy sweets, painted with maggots, learnt about molecules in medicine with the help of beach balls, and much more!
Jennifer, aged eight, said: “I had a fabulous day, and learned loads!” While 11-year-old Ben added: “It was fantastic, educational and fun for all my family.”
Natalie Liddle, Faculty Communications Officer, said: “We are so pleased that our third Community Open Day was a success. The Michael Smith Building and Quad was buzzing with people and activities from the minute we opened our doors, all of the volunteers were fantastic and the day went without a hitch. Roll on next year!”
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