Cambridge welcomes next generation of scientists

On Thursday 3rd August, we welcomed the London International Youth Science Forum. Entering its 59th edition, the two week trip for young scientists aged between 16-21 from over 70 different countries, got to visit some of the world leading research centres in the UK, with Cambridge being one of the main attractions.

Around 50 people attended the visit to Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to come and meet researchers here on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. They were given a talk on the campus’ rich history and proud achievements and heard talks from researchers.

Groups were then taken round some of the research facilities on the campus, such as the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Histopathology/Tissue Bank, Institute of Metabolic Science, NIHR/ Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.

Elizabeth (centre) with Ricardo (left) and Hugo (right)

Another attendee to the Cambridge event was Elizabeth Harvey. Elizabeth was on the 1997 visit and came to CUH as part of her tour. Elizabeth now works at CUH in anaesthetics. She kindly brought her booklet she was given at the 1997 event for the visitors and staff to see how much things have changed since then.

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