Public Engagement Events

Our public engagement team is often called upon to create exciting and interactive activities inspired by twin research. We were delighted to have been asked to take part in the Wellcome Collection’s Friday Late Spectacular: In Pursuit of Pain (2016), the 2014 Evening Standard Power 1000 party and also a high profile event to announce the 2014 Wellcome Trust and BFI Screenwriting Fellowship winner in association with Film4. At these events, researchers and twins alike engaged in interactive fun science with members of the public inspired by our research.

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The famous ice tolerance test!

Telepathy Test

Telepathy Test

Wellcome Trust and BFI event

Wellcome Trust and BFI event

Talking to the winner of the BFI and Wellcome Trust event

Talking to the winner of the BFI and Wellcome Trust event


 

We also presented our work at the Science Museum’s Late Bio-Revolution-themed event in February 2014, attended by a record 7000 people. A short and fun video of the event can be seen here:

The cold pain test

The cold pain test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DTR scientist, Dr Juliette Harris also explored how our genes, destiny and our health are intertwined and occasionally unravel – while crocheting chromosomes at the Science Museum ‘Hedonism’ event  in August 2014.

 

Dr Harris crocheting chromosomes

Dr Harris crocheting chromosomes