Cambridge Science Festival


The festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Over 170 event co-ordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the university and research institutions, charities, and industry in the eastern region.

This year the subjects being discussed include the future of healthcare.

Will genomics revolutionise healthcare? What are the challenges to improving safety and quality in healthcare? Is immunology the future of medicine? And are we on the brink of curing Alzheimer’s disease?

These questions and more, including the future of orthopaedic surgery, wearable electronics, medical implants, and new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, are set to be discussed.

Speakers will include Dr David Bentley, chief scientist at Illumina; Professor Mark Caulfield, interim chief executive and chief scientist at Genomics England; director of The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods; and Dr Will McEwan from the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Cambridge.

Event venue: Cambridge, UK

Organiser: University of Cambridge

Tel: +44 1223 766766



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