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Science in the Supermarket! We took part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research, to share are work with the local community in Oxfordshire and beyond.

© Christopher Wood

Our two MRC-funded units, the MRC Human Immunology Unit and the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, are taking part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research (17 to 23 June) – an annual celebration of cutting edge research. We’ll be taking a road trip around supermarkets in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with activities to discuss genetic susceptibility to common diseases with passing shoppers. Is eczema inherited? Why do I have anaemia? We will be seeking to answer these questions and more in our science road-show!

A big thank you to the researchers from each Unit who have developed the activities and all the volunteers who will be giving up their time to take our research out-and-about.

We'll be at the following locations over the week:

17 June             Newbury                    Northbrook St

18 June            High Wycombe         Eden Shopping Centre

19 June             Aylesbury                  Tesco Extra

20 June           Banbury                     Morrison’s

21 June           Bicester                      Tesco

22 June            Witney                        Clock Tower

23 June               Swindon                    Retail Outlet

Find out more about the Festival.

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