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Centenary Science Fair

Saturday 29th June 2013 

11:00am - 5:00pm

A family fun day for all ages

"Thank you to everyone who attended the MRC Centenary Science Fair on Saturday 29th of June, we could not have had such a great day without you all. The event was very successful and a great day was had by all. The exhibits, lab tours, workshops and talks were very popular and the treasure hunt was a hit with the children. We would appreciate if you could spare a couple of minutes to tell us about your experience of the event, by completing this short survey

Visit the exhibits in the UCL cloisters, with hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, games, and a treasure hunt for younger visitors.


Find out about the big challenges in biomedical research, including nutrition for global health, cancer, heart disease, infections and diseases of the nervous system.

The series of talks will be officially opened at 11:20 by one of the BBC’s ‘Beautiful Minds’, Sir Tim Hunt, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on cell division. The first talk will be at 11:30.


Book to go on a small-group guided tour of the MRC LMCB:

Tours will take place at 11:45, 12:45, 14:15 and 15:15.

Spaces are limited, so sign up at the Information stall to avoid disappointment.


Come to one of our informative and entertaining workshops on viruses (with audience participation), suitable for ages 5 and up.

Workshops will take place in the Haldane Room at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 and last about 50 minutes.

100 years of life-changing discoveries


One hundred years ago, a fledgling medical research committee held its first meeting. Set up to oversee a national fund for medical research into tuberculosis, it later evolved into the Medical Research Council. Over the past century, MRC scientists have made thousands of life-changing discoveries which have benefited scientific knowledge and human health across the globe. 

From the discovery of penicillin and MRI to HIV drug trials and bowel cancer screening tests, the MRC has made major impacts on human health; inspiring scientific endeavour, collaboration and success in biotechnology, creating life-saving drugs and delivering research that drives modern healthcare policy. Founded on 20 June 1913, the MRC now invests taxpayers’ money in some of the best medical research in the world across every area of health.

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