Public Engagement

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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.

Come to a public event

Join us at our events on the Campus and across the UK where you can explore genomics and biodata. Check out our upcoming events, find something you like, then come join in!

Public engagement events

Public engagement

We organise events and exhibitions that enable you to get closer to the science of genomics and its role in our history, society and culture.

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Wetlands events

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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EMBL-EBI events


EMBL-EBI runs public events on genomics, bioinformatics, and the role of big data in biology. Check out upcoming events, open days, and where you can find EMBL-EBI at science festivals.

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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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Have your say about your DNA

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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Local Community Activities
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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Your Genome
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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Bringing genomics to life

Through our broad range of projects the 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.

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Bringing genomics to life
Wetlands Nature Reserve
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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