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Half term fun with Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement

Half-term fun - Hidden Lives: A Story of Discovery

Sat 21 October 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus

Join us for half-term family fun at the Hidden Lives exhibition!
Dig for artefacts like an archaeologist, extract DNA from fruit, and find out about the people who lived in our area thousands of years ago.
There will be fun for everyone!

The Hidden Lives exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus displays the remains of the some of the individuals found at excavations onsite over the last 25 years, alongside artefacts that help us understand what sort of lives people led on the banks of the River Cam thousands of years ago.

These discoveries offered the exciting opportunity to apply the scientific speciality of the Campus to these ancient remains. Researchers were able to extract DNA and then sequence the skeletons’ genome, the unique genetic code carried by all living things. Visit the exhibition and discover what this genetic analysis revealed about the population of the East of England in the Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon period – and what this shows us about the population today.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Website Email: engage@wellcomegenomecampus.org


All times

Sat 21 October 2017 12:30PM - 4:00PM


Address: Wellcome Genome Campus
Cultural Zone, in the Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre
Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1RQ