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Big Biology Day at Hills Road

Hills Road Sixth Form College hosts the 4th Big Biology Day from 10am-4pm on Saturday 17th October 2015
Photo taken at last year's Big Biology Day - come get involved!
Photo taken at last year's Big Biology Day - come get involved!

CambridgeBiologists Ian Harvey (Head of Biology at Hills Road) and Amanda Burton, have been busy organising the 4th Big Biology Day being held this Saturday, 17th October at Hills Road Sixth Form College.

There will be a host of engaging, fun and informative hands-on biology on offer. Activities include the Babraham Institute’s pop-up laboratory exploring how the human body works and how it changes with age, Medimmune’s experiments to find out why some cancers evolve a resistance to medicine, playing the Biochemical Society’s exciting healthy diets card game, meeting the naturalist Luke Brookes, testing the age of your ears and looking inside your own eyeballs with the Cambridge Science Centre plus so much more.

Ian said, “We’ve got 20 contributors coming along to Big Biology Day with over 30 activities, there’s something for all ages. Last year there was a buzz around the event all day, lots of smiling faces and animated conversations about biology.”

“A favourite quote from a mum “My six year old said it was better than Alton Towers!” New this year are the Raptor Foundation with their birds of prey and a panel discussion with experts exploring the problems of diseases such as ebola, influenza and TB.”

Anyone of any age can go along to the College on Saturday from 10am – 4pm to join in with any of the activities on offer. No charge and no booking required, just turn up and have a great day of biology.

We regret there is NO car parking on site (except for disabled visitors). The multi-storey car park on Clifton Road is within a few minutes walking distance of the College. We would strongly advise you to use public transport to travel to the College. The College is a 10-15 minute walk from the train station and it is on Stagecoach's Citi 1 and Citi 7 bus routes and also on the Babraham Road Park and Ride route.

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