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Wellcome Genome Campus Saturday Visits
Sat 20 October 2018, 12:00 – 14:30 BST
On the third Saturday of every month join us for an afternoon of activities, from curator talks to hands-on DNA-based science activities and a tour of the Wellcome Genome Campus.
Through a changing programme of displays and exhibitions the Cultural Zone explores the stories of genomics research, and encourages you to discuss the social impact of genetics.
Letter by Letter is our latest exhibition. Using objects drawn from the Wellcome Genome Campus collection this display charts the development of how DNA has been sequenced; from Fred Sanger's breakthrough in the 1970s, and the ambitious Human Genome Project of the 1990s, to the high-throughput methods of today, which is enabling new scales of research.
Objects, illustrations and film bring to life the story of the Human Genome Project; a project that revolutionised biomedical science and our ability to explore what makes us, and all life. You can also find out about trees of life. From medieval illustrations to Darwin’s sketches and beyond, trees have helped us understand how life is connected.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Wellcome Genome Campus is situated about 10 miles south of Cambridge. Driving or cycling to the Campus is the easiest way to reach us. Whittlesford Parkway and Great Chesterford train stations are both about 2 miles from the Campus but have limited facilities (neither has a taxi rank).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your ticket to the event. This will give you quicker access on to the Wellcome Genome Campus.
Are refreshments available?
Yes, a selection of teas, coffee, soft and alcoholic drinks are available to purchase.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about this event, or our work in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org