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Biomedical Campus welcomes back the Science Festival

On Sunday 24 March, the Cambridge Science Festival returns to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at the end of a fortnight of fantastic activities across the city.

The Campus, home to much loved hospitals, world-leading pharmaceutical companies and Nobel Prize winning researchers among many other things, will be hosting a series of activities at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Institute  and at Biomakespace at the Clifford Allbut Building, from 11am to 4pm.

There will be lots of things to see and do for the young and old and everyone in between, from discovering how your body works, how cancer research is evolving and there will be the chance to talk to the people whose research is saving lives every day. In addition, visitors can get hands-on with DNA and genetics, find out more about healthy diets and learn how blood donors save the lives of thousands of people every day. There’ll even be the chance to find out how individuals can contribute to research on the campus too.

Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, Executive Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, said: “It is always great to welcome the Cambridge Science Festival back to the campus. Over the years we have seen thousands of people – young and old – be inspired by what they see and learn from all the organisations across the site who get involved. The interest in the campus is huge – this year we saw the tours of the operating theatres, Royal Papworth Hospital and the mortuary sell out in just 20 minutes. So please come and visit on Sunday and see the difference hospitals, researchers and industry are making to the healthcare both now and in the future.”

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive reduced price parking in Car Park 1 has been arranged. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged the lower price.

For more information about the Cambridge Science Festival on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus visit www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk.

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For more information please contact Tony Taylorson on 01223 274659 or 07824 367401.

About the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a thriving community where the worlds of academia, industry, research and health meet, collaborate together and work to tackle some of the significant healthcare challenges facing the world today. As the largest employment site in Cambridge - encompassing renowned and much loved hospitals - we are focused on ensuring patients benefit from the campus’ world-leading research. The international nature of the collaborations cut across traditional boundaries to allow us to work together on care, research and training. Our success is based on everyone’s willingness to unite to exert a powerful global influence as the Campus attracts world class companies, investment and talent to Cambridge with the aim of improving healthcare and knowledge.

For more information visit www.cambridge-biomedical.com

About the Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival brings science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine to an audience of all ages through demonstrations, talks, performances and debates. Run by the University of Cambridge, the Festival draws together independent organisations in addition to many University Departments, Centres and Museums. Most events are free.

The 2019 Festival sponsors and partners are Cambridge University Press, AstraZeneca, MedImmune, Illumina, TTP Group, Science AAAS, Anglia Ruskin University, Astex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge Science Centre, Cambridge Junction, IET, Hills Road 6th Form College, British Science Week, Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, and Walters Kundert Charitable Trust. Media Partners: BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Cambridge Independent.