Every year, public health scientists from Cambridge join the Cambridge Science Festival to explain how their research tackles today’s big threats to public health.
The festival programme for 2017 features hundreds of mostly free talks, exhibitions and hands-on events – including many from our Cambridge Institute of Public Health and Network members.
This year’s public health events cover a huge range of subjects, here are some you might like to attend:
- Do our genes influence our behaviours? (15 Mar), discover how our genes influence our personality and behaviours that predispose us to obesity and other disorders, presented by the MRC Epidemiology Unit
- Science, you and research (18 Mar), find out about research investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, which a panel of around 16,000 volunteers (the NIHR Cambridge BioResource) has contributed to
- A healthier you in a high-tech future? (18 & 19 Mar), the latest technology allows scientists to continuously monitor the way we move and how our bodies respond. At this stand take a personal journey through the data that the MRC Epidemiology Unit work with
- Getting personal with statistics (26 Mar), a stand with hands-on activities at the Guildhall on Saturday and at the University Technical College, presented by MRC Biostatistics Unit
- What Can We Learn About Dementia from Research with Communities (20 Mar), presented by Professor Carol Brayne, Director of Cambridge Institute of Public Health
- How to remember your medications (26 Mar), we know that taking medication can be daunting. Help researchers from the Behavioural Science group design an automated telephone service that can help people take medications between visits to their GP
- All you can eat: why do we eat more than we should? (26 Mar), join the Behaviour and Health Research Unit team to explore how seemingly small features of our environment may be shaping our diet
Bookings open Monday 20 February. To pre-book events, visit the Cambridge Science Festival website, or call: 01223 766 766.
Cambridge Science Festival will run 13-26 March 2017.