We are passionate about engaging the public, patients and school groups with gene and cell therapy. We host and participate in public events and activities throughout the year.

"It definitely opened up my eyes to the possibilities of gene therapy and since I want to study medicine in the future it was really great to hear from researchers, doctors and more to find out where this could take me in the future." - A Level Student, BSGCT Public Engagement Day 2019.


We are planning public and patient events for early 2021. Watch this space for more details!


Back to the Future! From Genetics to Medicine

Thursday 14 March 2019, Oxford

School students, patients and the public joined us in Oxford for this FREE interactive event exploring gene and cell therapy. They met leading scientists, discovered cutting-edge research and discussed the impact gene and cell therapy has on society.

This event took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.


With thanks to our partners and sponsors:

Public Engagement Day 2019

We were delighted to welcome so many students and members of the public to this free, one-day interactive event which provided an opportunity to discuss and debate cutting edge research with scientists, patients, research students and clinicians/nurses, and to think about the impact that this research has on society and on you.
This year, BSGCT is celebrating the impact Genetics has on the fields of biological research and medicine. On the day, attendees learnt about concepts in different fields of biology that have been explained by genetic research, as presented by separate exhibitions in the University Museum of Natural History, Oxford.
We had a great line-up of speakers who introduced the concepts of gene therapy and stem cell therapy through interactive talks, as well as their application to treat cancer and disorders of the central nervous system among others.

The lunchtime session allowed students the chance to participate in several hands-on activities as well as chatting to active scientists from a range of career backgrounds and levels. Teachers had a chance to meet STEM ambassadors and representatives from the Nuffield Foundation to hear about their school’s science placement schemes.

This event is an opportunity to discuss and debate new developments in gene and stem cell therapies and gene editing as well as ethical implications of these novel discoveries. It is a chance to engage with scientists, clinicians and research students to learn about the impact this research has on society and to hear about different career paths in science. The FREE event is suitable for GCSE and A-Level students and anyone with an interest in learning more about immunity and disease prevention. See you next year!


Public Engagement Day 2018