We are here to help you explore genetics and genomic research, whatever your interests, knowledge or background. We arrange visits to the Campus and events across the UK. We also explore the impact of genomics on society.

Steve Scott and the Public Engagement work at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science

Visit the Campus

Visit the Wellcome Genome Campus, the UK’s home of genomics, and talk with the scientists driving today's cutting-edge research.

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We are continually asking ‘how are people responding to genomics? And “what is the impact on society?” Through surveys and interviews, we gather attitudes, values, and opinions for use in policy and practice, to improve the experiences of study participants, patients, their families as well as scientists and health professionals. We create films that explain the impact of genetics, some of which have been selected to show at film festivals around the world.

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Hinxton, Wetlands nature Reserve, Wellcome Genome Campus

Local community activities

The Wellcome Genome Campus has a long-standing relationship with local communities and meets regularly with Hinxton, Ickleton, and Great Chesterford Parish Councils. We are proud to support community initiatives.

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Explore genomics online

What is DNA? What is a gene? What views do people hold about genomics and genetics research? You’ll find answers to these questions and more on this fact-filled website, produced by the Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

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Public Engagement events Connecting Science bringing genomics to life

Bringing genomics to life

Through a broad range of projects, the Campus Public Engagement team encourage discussion about the biomedical sciences and biodata, from the exciting research findings to the tricky questions it sometimes poses for society.

From events to support those working on Campus, to working with educators and other partners, our Public Engagement Team creates a huge number of opportunities for people to explore the work of Institutions and companies here on Campus.

For more information on the opportunities to engage throughout the year, explore the Public Engagement website through the links provided.

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Wetlands Nature Reserve at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Wetlands Nature Reserve

The 15 acre nature reserve provides a range of habitats for local plant and animal species and is open to the public at all times.

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