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Littlemore Life Lab

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ

 

An afternoon of hands-on activities and talks for all ages that will really get under your skin!

Play computer games for science and judge how well others compete or explore Mind Boggling Medical History to see where truth may be stranger than fiction.

Decipher the science behind the hype surrounding fats and sugar, then meet an epidemiologist and find out what confuses them.

Look through the eyes of a modern paramedic and learn some life-saving techniques. See a machine that helps organs heal outside the body.

Learn from lung experts about breathing and delve into a box of snot before taking your own (vegetable) biopsy, or use imaging science to peer beneath your skin.

Get to know your blood type and help make pints of the red stuff from slimy beads or become part of the immune system and attack an invader. Discover how medicines and vaccines work and how new life-saving drugs are developed.

Find out about an exciting initiative to equip Africa’s science labs and learn how everyday household items can be used to build low cost and very useful equipment and gadgets.

Activities provided by

University of Oxford: St Anne’s College; Radcliffe Department of Medicine; MRC WIMM; National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit; Nuffield Department of Surgical Science; Oxford Nottingham Biomedical Imaging; Respiratory Medicine Unit; Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit; Structural Genomics Consortium; Department of Computer Science.

Oxford Brookes University: Department of Psychology; Paramedic Science

NHS Blood and Transplant

This is a drop-in event, so you don’t need to book a ticket, but it would help us monitor interest if you register here. The event is free, but donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.

For more information, please follow the link.

 

Audience: 
Open to all