Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


Science of Surgery – Friday 12th April 2024

12 April 2024, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

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Science of Surgery is our annual community celebration event, where we open our doors and invite members of the public in to meet WEISS researchers and learn about the amazing projects they are working on.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Simon Watt – The Wellcome /EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
+44 20 3108 5449


Ground Floor
Charles Bell House
43-45 Foley St,
United Kingdom

You are warmly invited to come and join in the fun (and learning) at the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre For Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). The event takes place during the Easter school holidays on Friday 12th April and runs from 11am until 4pm.

At the event you can try tabletop demonstrations and go on behind the scenes tours of our labs at Charles Bell House, London. Come and see live demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment, control a real surgical robot, experience the challenges of key-hole surgery, and talk to our researchers shaping the future of healthcare.

The event is free and there is no need to book for Science of Surgery. However, please note that separate tours of the ground floor laboratories are offered on a first-come-first-served basis on the day. These separate tours are booked when you arrive and due to the size of the labs, are limited in terms of group size.

Want to know more?  You can watch our trailer here or highlights from last year here.

About the Speaker


At the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS), engineers, clinicians and scientists work together to develop technologies that enable safer and more effective treatments for patients across a wide range of conditions.  

The Centre is based at Charles Bell House, a building that brings together researchers from a wide range of departments at UCL, including Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. These academic researchers work in partnership with clinical researchers from areas such as the UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Sciences and leading hospitals.