Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

A busy week for public engagement

Thu Mar 26 14:02:00 GMT 2015

Staff and students took part in three different public enagement activities over one very busy week recently.


Students at Brainwave eventThe week of engagement kicked off at Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institute on 14 March with Brainwave, a hands-on children’s workshop about how the brain works

Postgraduates and undergraduates (right) shared their enthusiasm for brain research with the children through a variety of practical activities.

Open Labs

On Wednesday 18 March we hosted our first Open Labs event in conjunction with Understanding Animal Research. Sixth form students from Frome College came to learn more about how and why animals are used in biomedical research.

The University is a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research.

Bath Taps into Science

Family at the Bath Taps into Science eventThe University holds its annual Bath Taps into Science fair to coincide with British Science Week.

We had two stands at Friday’s School Science Fair, attended by hundreds of primary school children, and also on Saturday’s Family Science Fair held in Victoria Park.

One stand was about antibiotic awareness and antimicrobial research and the other about how we can obtain drugs from plants. Members of academic staff, researchers and students all helped share this important research with members of the public.

In addition, Sarah Bailey, Ian Eggleston and Tim Woodman gave talks on such wide-ranging topics as stress, light-activated sun cream and what makes chillies hot.