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The School brings its diverse and exciting research to a wider audience with Science Week 2016

A look back at the varied programme of events from this year's Science Week.

During this year’s Science Week (April 11-14) the School welcomed members of the public, staff, students and their guests to nine lectures; a film screening and discussion of Life Story: the Race for the Double Helix; a panel discussion looking at what inspired Birkbeck women scientists in their careers and two practical lab tours: one in Earth Sciences new petrology lab, the other in Psychology’s MERLiN lab.

We were also delighted to hold our inaugural Rosalind Franklin Lecture, given by the distinguished Oxford crystallographer, Professor Elspeth Garman. Her illuminating talk – From chocolate to drug discovery: what crystallography has done for the world – provided a context for Dr Rosalind Franklin’s research and explained why the work of crystallographers is essential to scientific and medical advances.

Highlights from the 2016 programme


Read and view more blogs, videos and photos from the events.

In summing up the success of this year’s events, Professor Nicholas Keep, Executive Dean of the School of Science, congratulated speakers and lab tour hosts: ‘Your enthusiasm for your subject shone through’ and thanked support staff whose efforts had underpinned the smooth running of the week.

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