skip to content

Department of Genetics



Big Biology Day, October 2023

The Department took part in its first Big Biology Day which was held at Hills Road Sixth Form on Saturday 14th October.  We had a variety of hands-on activities including a Genetic Jenga, DNA origami, an ethical card game and an all-time favourite of studying different fly mutations under microscopes.

Our volunteers were: Lottie Groocock, Fariha Jawed. Nick New, Cahir O'Kane, Seun Ogundele, Sean Scinta and Alice Yuen.


Cambridge Festival, March 2023

We had a fantastic team of volunteers help out at this year's Cambridge Festival.  On Saturday 25th March we ran various activities including extracting DNA from a strawberry, studying different fly mutations under microscopes and creating viruses'.

Our volunteers were: Ellie Blake, Simon Collier, Lottie Groocock, Katy Grobicki, Charlotte Houldcroft, Gloria Jansen, Fariha Jawed, Alex Neaverson, Sean Scinta and Avinash Srivastava.



Previous year's outreach and public engagement activities:

Interested in us participating in outreach/public engagement activities?  

Please contact Lottie Groocock