A new series of our family-friendly ‘Meet the Scientists’ events begins tomorrow at Liverpool’s World Museum.
Organised by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and supported by the Wellcome Trust, the programme aims to share the global impact of Liverpool research through fun and engaging activities and demonstrations.
Staff and students from the Institute of Infection and Global Health are hosting the first event and inviting young visitors to learn all about germs, understand why some are good and some are bad, and discover how hand washing can stop them spreading.
Laura Winters, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Public Engagement Officer, said: “We launched Meet the Scientists in 2015 and are really excited to be returning with another programme of exciting events. Working in partnership with the World Museum allows us to share our research with a wider audience and gives our staff and students an importance opportunity to develop their public engagement skills.”
The free drop-in events take place on the dates below, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
For more information about the series please visit www.liverpool.ac.uk /meet-the-scientists
24 November | Have you washed your hands…?!
Bacteria. Viruses. Parasites. They’re everywhere. Come along and learn about all things infectious, how these organisms spread, and how we can prevent them spreading. Have you washed your hands? You may after this…
9 February | Mind the Health Inequalities Gap!
Come along and find out through games, chat and play how health inequalities in our communities are being tackled and how you can play a part
16 March | Healthy living for longer
Thanks to advances in medical science humans are now living longer than ever before. Come along to find out how cutting edge research is helping to keep our bodies healthy throughout our life; find out how you can increase your chances of staying fitter and living longer than your ancestors.
27 April | The World Around Us
Come and join researchers to investigate the world we live in and how our bodies have adapted to life on earth. They’ll be lots of hands-on science activities and experiments for children of all ages!
1 June | The magic of medicine
Why do we need medicine? How does medicine work? And how do we create new medicines?