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  • LifeLab: discovery on your doorstep

    Returning to Cambridge, Peterborough and Ely on 27th & 28th September 2019

    LifeLab brings the latest discoveries and technologies right to your doorstep. For just 24 hours each September find us in public spaces around Cambridge, Peterborough and now also Ely too! On 27th & 28th September 2019, we’ll bring you an exciting programme of events, games and activities that will give you a new view on the amazing world around you.

    We’re fascinated by life and living things and we’re always finding out new things that could help to change farming and healthcare, fitness and the environment.

    We’re planning a packed programme of brand new events and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you in Spring 2019. Whether you love research, would like a LifeLab visit or would like to join in with our events, we have plenty of ways for you to get involved so visit our Join LifeLab page for more information.

    Throughout September we’ll be visiting schools in North Cambridgeshire and parts of Norfolk with LifeLab Live, events to inspire school children throughout the region to make discoveries about the living world.

    LifeLab is part of the European Researcher’s Night, which brings science and society together across Europe. Our programme will show you all the ways that your everyday life is backed by science and we’ll share some of the many career paths that mean anyone can be a part of scientific discovery.

    Not in Cambridgeshire for LifeLab? Over 50 other events take place across Europe each year, so click here to see if there’s one near you!

    What we did in 2018

    LifeLab events in Cambridge
    Adventure Arcade

    We’re turning the Grand Arcade into an adventure zone for the day! Come and explore... Read more

    Adventure Centre

    We’re creating a science playground for the day in the heart of the Grafton Centre.... Read more

    Experimental Cancer Medicine Demystified (ECMD)

    The Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) is delighted to invite you... Read more

    Tell Me A Story

    Equality is rarely out of the headlines, but impressions can be formed at a young ag... Read more


    Are you able to unravel some of life’s secrets? Science might have the answers ready... Read more


    Just what are these kids talking about?! Join our scientist teams as they try to gue... Read more

    Culture Crawl

    A fascinating tour of discovery around some of Cambridge’s scientific secrets. We’ll... Read more

    Genomics & Us: The Future Of Genomic Medicine

    Join Ewan Birney, Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute and a panel of l... Read more

    Bite-size Science: LifeLab Special

    ​Meet scientists from across Europe over themed pizza and drinks! From cyber hacking... Read more

    MovieLab Friday

    Is there life on Mars? From 2020 the European Space Agency will be sending ExoMars t... Read more

    LifeLab events in Peterborough
    Science in the Square

    We’re bringing Cathedral Square to life with the exciting science and technology hap... Read more

    Adventure Lab

    We’re turning Queensgate Centre into a lab for the day! Come and explore real hands-... Read more

    A Rainy Day - Story

    Come and let Mandy Hartley from The Little Storytelling Company tell you a story abo... Read more

    A World War II Mystery Workshop

    An interactive workshop with Mandy Hartley from The Little Storytelling Company, exp... Read more

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