Every third Saturday of the month, from September to November, explore the hidden world of genomics
Previously, on the third Saturday of each month, the Wellcome Genome Campus would open to the public, allowing people to tour the scenic campus, discover the science that takes place there, and explore an exhibition. With the campus closing to visitors in March, Open Saturdays were put on pause. Since then, the campus has been busy finding new ways to engage with the public and can now reveal that September sees a return of these monthly events – with a twist!
Between September and November, the Open Saturday experience is going online. Each month, Wellcome Genome Campus will bring you a variety of activities, topical conversations, virtual tours of the campus and much more, all brought to you from the comfort of your own home.
Join a virtual tour, guiding you through the 125-acre site, from the beautiful 18th-century Hinxton Hall to the cutting-edge sequencing laboratories, and finishing at the wilds of the wetlands nature reserve.
This month’s Open Saturday theme is set around the current pandemic and how the campus technicians have been using computer coding to find solutions to questions like: who was patient zero? How can we trace the virus around the country? How can you get scientists to stop leaving the fridge doors open? We need your help to solve the mystery.
Also, there will be plenty of opportunities for face-to-face virtual discussions with the researchers and technicians who will be keen to talk with you and answer any questions about their work and the world of coding at the Wellcome Genome Campus.
The first online Open Saturday is on 19 September. You can attend everything, or just drop into an activity that piques your interest! Visit publicengagement.wellcomegenomecampus.org for a full schedule.
The events are free to attend, but you do need to register at bit.ly/oscoding