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75th stories: Helen and Kate Storey – science and art engaging the public

Kate (left) and Helen (right) Storey To mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Henry Wellcome and the founding of the Wellcome Trust, we are publishing a series of 14 features on people who have...

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“We all need to engage with bacteria”

Anna Dumitriu with a Winogradsky column “The importance of the public understanding of microbiology cannot be underplayed. Many businesses play on public fears in order to add value to their products,...

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November public engagement events

Bonfire Night may be over, but the dazzling array of events funded by our Public Engagement awards shows no sign of fizzling out. Here’s a quick summary of what’s on over the next month. November The...

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The Royal College of Physicians and Shape win prestigious award for...

Tony Heaton from Shape and Bridget Telfer from RCP collect their award This week, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and arts organisation Shape have won an Ability Media International award for...

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Take part in our festive Tree of Life

Click to view slideshow. Calling all who enjoyed playing with plasticine as a child! We’re hoping this is a chance for you to rediscover your childhood, and we are providing the materials and...

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Appliance of science: Cells and the city

Daksha's work will be shown at Manchester Piccadilly’s Metrolink platform until the end of December. Credit: Joel Fildes Artist and PhD researcher Daksha Patel has used Wellcome Images to create a...

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February 2012 public engagement events

February may bring on relentless wintry chills, but the activity of the Trust’s public engagement awards programme shows no signs of cooling down this month. Here’s a summary of what is on offer over...

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A window onto Wellcome

'The Treasures of Henry Wellcome' window installation Beaded turtles, a mechanical vibrator, a shrunken head: it would be difficult to find a more eclectic selection of items than those currently...

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Appliance of Science: “There’s a strong correlation between comedy and...

Matt Parker. Credit: Steve Ullathorne. There has been a groundswell of geeky comedy over the last few years. From the Uncaged Monkeys tour, which sold over 35 000 tickets, to the permanently sold-out...

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Arts, anarchy and cancer: a symposium

Screen grabs of Nick Rothwell’s Voronoi cell systems with tumours growing amidst the organisms and causing systemic collapse. The system is based on venous network geometries supplied by Simon...

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Is there beauty in raw scientific data?

What do artists and scientists think of as ‘beautiful’ and do their outlooks differ? Dr Marjet Elemans and colleagues find out. Although discoveries shape the way we live, the creative process and...

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Career stories: James Peto, Senior Curator, Wellcome Collection

James Peto. Credit: Wellcome Images In the run up to A-level and GCSE results days, we’re publishing a series of Q&A case studies from our Big Picture issue on Careers with Biology.  James Peto is...

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Superhuman: The artist, the scholar and the zealot

The frontier of science is a wild and lawless place. Like all badlands, it attracts visionaries, charlatans and the dispossessed. Far from the jurisdiction of law enforcers, isolated communities...

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Dance of DNA: A new perspective on genomics

An aerial silk dancer in the performance inspired by ENCODE Attending a press conference at the Science Museum, the journalists, TV cameras and panel of academics were to be expected. But I was not...

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Festive Tree of Life returns: make your own sciencey Xmas decoration

Click to view slideshow. Ever played with plasticene as a child? If your answer is yes, then maybe you could help us. Last year, we started a new tradition – to make festive trees adorned with...

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December 2012 Public Engagement Events

Shock Head Soul – the DVD is released this month The country is being swept by snow, sleigh bells and seasonal promotions. The only thing missing from the festive frivolities is a sprinkling of...

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Around the world in 80 days: Filming Art and Global Health – Part 1

Over the course of four months, Barry Gibb visited our major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia to make a film about Wellcome Collection’s Art and Global Health project. In the first of his journal...

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Around the world in 80 days – Part 2: Kenya

A photograph by Miriam and James, exploring the juxtaposition of science and nature. Over the course of four months, Barry J Gibb visited our major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia to make a...

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April 2013 public engagement events

You Are What You Ate at Pontefract Castle Our regular scamper through upcoming science and medicine themed events funded through the Wellcome Trust’s public engagement awards. First up, the ‘Wonder:...

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Around the world in 80 days – Part 3: Malawi

Scientists in Malawi working with ‘locals’ around 30km from the nearest hospital Over the course of four months, Barry J Gibb visited the Wellcome Trust’s major overseas programmes in Africa and Asia...

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