Past events

Cheltenham Science Festival 2016

Chelt child w lego DNA

Researchers from the Donnelly and Lunter groups, as well as from the Centre for Personalised Medicine, took control of the department's stall in the 'Discovery Zone' at Cheltenham Science Festival 2016.

OUMNH A-Level Genetics Day

OUMNH March 2016

Researchers from the Newbury and Watkins groups staffed a WTCHG stall at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's A-Level genetics day, and spoke about their work as students made DNA out of paper, bracelets, and molecular modelling kits. On another stall, George Busby from the Spencer group trialled his forthcoming 'Maraia Genetics' card game.

Headington Prep Science Day, March 2016

Gloyn school visit Yr2 2016
Anna Gloyn's group worked with three different class groups over the course of a day during Science Week. They made foam cells with Key Stage 1, DNA Bracelets with Year 2, and looked at how their sugar levels changed with exercise with Key Stage 2.

Diamond Open Day, 7th of November 2015


Researchers from the Division of Structural Biology, based at the WTCHG, brought some of their 3D printed creations to help them explain their work at the Diamond Light Source Open Day.

The Heart and the Head, 10th of October 2015

Heart and the Head

Staff from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, the Jenner Institute, and Cancer Research UK, came together with ‘James Bell and the Half Moon All Stars’ (a 15-piece folk band based in Oxford) to tell stories related to their lives as scientists. It took place in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and you can listen to a recording of the whole event on the University podcasts page. You can see photos from the event on our facebook page.

Natural History Museum, London ‘Science Uncovered’, 25th of September 2015

NHM Lates

Researchers from the Dominic Kwiatkowski and Chris Spencer groups took part in the NHM, London’s ‘Science Uncovered’ event, presenting their research on malaria using a specially designed card game, microscopes, and a lot of slime! You can see photos from the event here

Diamond Open Day, 11th July 2015 

STRUBI at Diamond Open Day

The Diamond Light Source open days allow members of the public onto the site of the UK's national synchrotron science facility. Diamond operatesl ight a giant microscope, and researchers from the Division of Structural Biology (STRUBI), who are part of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, went along to show how they use Diamond in their research.

Science Experience Week with Science Oxford, 3rd of July 2015 

Science Experience Week 2

The High Throughput Genomics Core here at the centre played host to 14 students from 4 Oxfordshire schools as part of Science Oxford’s ‘Science Experience Week’. Along with a tour of the facilities, the students got to learn more about cutting-edge sequencing and helped solve a murder! 

Cheltenham Science Festival, 2nd of June 2015

Cheltenham Science festival

A team from the Julian Knight and Jenny Taylor groups went to take control of the Nuffield Department of Medicine's stall for a day of the Cheltenham Science Festival. Over the course of the day, almost 1,000 young people made DNA bracelets, and extracted DNA from strawberrys.