18 March 2010
Staff from the Department participated once again the University’s annual Science Festival.
Pathology opened its doors once again on Saturday 13 March as part of the University’s Science Festival programme ofevents. About 25 staff were on hand to invite visitors to discover the cosmos of the body with activities ranging from exploring the nature of viruses, showing how mammals make milk, describing the various components of our blood and understanding problems of childbirth as unique to humans. The event was a combination of fun science for young children, with lots of hands-on activities, and more sophisticated exhibits targeted at older children and adults. 350 people came through Pathology’s doors on the day making it another successful event.
Earlier in the week Pathology presented a series of lunchtime films entitled Kill or Cure on key research themes in the Department followed by a discussion with a leading academic. Professors David Dunne, Margaret Stanley and Mark Field and Dr Paul Digard led discussions on Bilharzia, Cervical Cancer, Malaria and Influenza to members of the public as part of the Science Festival’s programme of talks.
All events proved popular and Pathology hopes to participate again in future years.