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MRC Harwell 2017 Festival events

For the 2017 Festival of medical research we will be having two events at MRC Harwell: a Year 12 Open Day and a Patient Open Day. See below for more information about these two events. 

Year 12 Open Day – Wednesday 21st June 

This event is aimed at students who are interested in a career in biomedical research. On their visit, they will have the opportunity to find out about genetics research, how mice are used to study disease, and the different types of careers in biomedical science. The visit will include a lab tour, a practical scientific skills session, a careers fair, and a visit to our world class animal facility – the Mary Lyon Centre. 

Patient Open Day – Friday 23rd June 

For this event would like to invite patients, their families, and representatives who are interested to find out more about primary scientific research, the relationship between genes and disease, and how mice are used in medical research. The visit will include an interactive tour of our working scientific laboratories, a first-hand opportunity to talk to scientists, and a visit to our world class animal facility – the Mary Lyon Centre.  

Please note this open day is not disease or condition specific, we will therefore not be able to offer clinical advice. 

To apply

Please note, for both events there is a morning and an afternoon session. Places are limited. If you are interested or would like more information please email us at