Education Day 2020

The BSGCT public and school education event returns on Thursday 26th March 2020, 10am-4pm at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

School students (GCSE and A Level), patients and the public are invited to join us for this FREE interactive event which introduces and explores gene and cell therapy.

  • Meet leading scientists
  • Discover cutting-edge research
  • Hear from patients and those affected by relevant diseases
  • Explore career options
  • Discuss the ethical implications and the impact that gene and cell therapy has on society.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Simon Waddington, University College London: Introducing gene therapy.
  • Prof. Deborah Gill, University of Oxford: Gene therapy and Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Prof. Laurent Servais, University of Oxford: Clinical trials to test treatments for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
  • Adam Jones, University of Sunderland: Risks and rewards to patients considering or undergoing gene and cell therapies.

For group and school bookings of more than 10, please contact us at
This event is suitable for ages 14+.

“Phenomenal progress and ethical discussions – an exceptionally interactive public engagement day”.
Read all about last year’s event HERE!




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