LifeLab events in Cambridge

LifeLab offers exciting opportunities for everyone to explore, have fun and be inspired. Our Cambridge events offer a range of activities from messy experiments to coding, science-themed stand-up, and chats with a diverse range of scientists about what’s going on in the world. There are activities and events to appeal to all tastes and ages – and plenty of opportunities to share your opinions and ideas as you meet the people making exciting discoveries happen.

Explore our Cambridge events below: simply click ’read more’ for details of each event. There are fantastic LifeLab events happening in Ely and Peterborough so be sure to check them out too!

LifeLab event - Genomics! The Musical! (Cambridge)

Saturday 28 September | 4pm-5pm | Exhibition, drop-in, hands-on, talks, for adults, for kids | All ages | £1 / €1

Genomics! The Musical! is a one-person stage show by Singing Science. Join us to explore concepts of genetics via a series of musical mini-lectures. Come and experience genomics through catchy songs and expressive animations! Learn about the ideas of genes and what they do, gene expression, and variation.

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LifeLab event - Café Sci Cambridge – LifeLab Special (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 7pm – 8.15pm | Talk, panel | 16+ | Free

Join us for a special edition of our lively monthly discussion series. Linking to Jeans for Genes Day, we’ll be joined by local researchers who will share their favourite genes and try to convince you, the audience, that their gene is the best!

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LifeLab event - Experimental Cancer Medicine Demystified (ECMD) 2019 (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 9am – 3.30pm | Talk, panel | 18+ | Free

The Cambridge ECMC is delighted to invite you to our open event for patients, carers, and anyone with an interest in cancer research!

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LifeLab event - Kidology (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 7pm – 8pm | Show, comedy | 14+ | Free

Just what are these kids talking about?! Join our scientist teams as they try to guess the science topics described by a group of children. Do they know what it is? Does anyone? Relive an 80s gameshow classic with a special science spin.

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LifeLab event - LifeLab Late at the Science Centre (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 7pm – 9.30pm | Exhibition, drop-in, hands-on, talks, for adults, for kids | 14+ | Free

LifeLab is taking over the Cambridge Science Centre for one night only! Join our scientists from across Europe to chat about their research and explore the Science Centre’s range of science activities.  Our gameshow, Kidology, will run from 7-8pm and then you’re free to explore the Centre free of children so you can have all the fun to yourself!

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LifeLab event - PuntSeq - exploring the microbes in the River Cam (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 7pm – 8pm | Talk | 14+ | Free

Cambridge rowers, swimmers and punters regularly get serious infections from the River Cam's water. The PuntSeq project is identifying the river's microbe residents by analysing DNA collected from the river's water using the Oxford Nanopore MinION. Find out what’s lurking in the water that flows through our city with the scientists behind the project.

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LifeLab event - The Variables present LifeLab Special (Cambridge)

Friday 27 September | 7.30pm – 10.30pm | Comedy, for adults, talks | 18+ | £6 (£4 concessions)

Join our line-up of budding comedians from the world of science and technology, as they take a humorous look at their life in the lab. Come prepared to laugh out loud as they explain what it is they actually do all day, how they became scientists, and what happens when things go wrong! Hosted by The Variables.

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LifeLab event - Adventure Centre (Cambridge)

Saturday 28 September | 10am – 6pm | Exhibition, drop-in, hands-on, talks, for adults, for kids | All ages | Free

Visit the LifeLab discovery playground and enjoy exciting hands-on activities. Discover how gaming helps us explore the brain and test your detective skills to find changes in DNA. Make your own bracelet of genetic code and extract DNA from strawberries. Explore Stories from Science to discover the personalities, work, passions and quirks of the people behind the science.

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LifeLab event - Quids In to Code! (Cambridge)

Saturday 28 September | 10.30am – 5pm | Exhibition, drop-in, hands-on, talks, for adults, for kids | All ages | £1 / €1

Discover how biology and computer science work together to explore human health… and learn how to control a robot arm! You can explore the fantastic line up of Cambridge Science Centre exhibits and you’ll have the chance to learn how to code with computer scientists from Cambridge.

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