23 April 2013 Professor George Davey Smith gave a presentation entitled, 'Working as a scientist' at Hotwells Primary School in Bristol, as part of Eureka week.
17 November 2012 Professor George Davey Smith was interviewed for the 24 November issue of 'New Scientist' magazine, as part of an article called, 'Prenatal choices are just the start'.
30 September 2012 Professor George Davey Smith was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 series, 'Analysis', in a programme called, 'Sick Society?'.
16-17 June 2012 Emma L Anderson, Dylan Williams (PhD students) and Evie Stergiakouli (Research Associate) helped on the MRC stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
13-17 June 2012 Dr Nic Timpson attended Doc/Fest in Sheffield.
January 2012-present Professor George Davey Smith is on the Advisory Forum for the Wellcome Trust-funded project, 'A Matter of Life and Death: The History of Medicine in Bristol, past and present'.
25 November 2011 Dr Nic Timpson attended a Redland Green School GCSE Presentation Evening.
13 October 2011 Dr Nic Timpson gave a lecture to 6th form pupils at Redland School, Bristol.
1 Oct 2011 Ms Suzi Gage became a science correspondent for 'Epigram', the University of Bristol's newspaper.
27 September 2011 Dr Nic Timpson was one of the speakers at a Techniquest/Cardiff University public discussion entitled, '"It's Not My Fault, It's My Genes!" Is your weight destined by your genes?'.
27 September 2011 Ms Suzi Gage was filmed for a University of Bristol Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry short film about ALSPAC.
26 September 2011 Dr Laura Howe and Dr Nic Timpson took part in a Science Café event at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. The evening was held by the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and the Wellcome Trust for its75th Anniversary event planning.
1 September 2011 Ms Suzi Gage wrote an article for 'FutureMorph' about studying the brain. 'FutureMorph' is a website for teenagers highlighting the exciting possibilities of studying STEM subjects.
6 August 2011 Professor Ian Day was interviewed by Dr Phil Hammond about genetics and ageing for the programme, 'Saturday Surgery' on BBC Radio Bristol.
2 August 2011 Professor George Davey Smith was interviewed about longitudinal studies as part of the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Science: From Cradle to Grave'.
13-24 June 2011 Ms Suzi Gage took part in 'I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here', a Wellcome Trust-funded public engagement scheme where scientists are pitted against eachother and quizzed online by school children, who then vote for their favourite scientist. She won the Brain Zone, and her prize was £500 to spend on science communication. She received some extra funding from the MRC, and with this money she is making a series of podcasts aimed at teenagers and which will explain current evidence on the effects of recreational drugs.
10-12 June 2011 Mr Dylan Williams and Ms Suzi Gage (PhD students) helped on the MRC stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
6 June 2011 Ms Suzi Gage attended the ALSPAC Wellcome meeting to decide how to spend the Wellcome 75th Anniversary funding received by ALSPAC.
November-December 2010 - Ms Suzi Gage wrote an article on Psychology's understanding of Behaviour Change with reference to helping children do well at school, as part of a Series on Understanding Behaviour Change for the Government body, the Department for Education. She was also invited to give a seminar on her paper at the Department for Education (21 September 2011), which was broadcast across 4 of their sites.
November 2010 - Ms Suzi Gage (PhD student) wrote a report on Bristol Neuroscience Association's Young Neuroscientist Day, which was published in the British Pharmalogical Society's e-newsletter and in the British Neuroscience Association's magazine (Spring 2011 issue).
9-13 June 2010 Ms Bhavna Mistry and PhD students, Ms Anya Burton, Mr Chris Boustred and Mr Dylan Williams, volunteered on the MRC Stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
6 March 2010 Dr Philip Guthrie and PhD student, Mr Dylan Williams, volunteered on the MRC Stand at the Oxfordshire Science Festival.
4 March 2010 Dr Nicolas Timpson organised a seminar for the department by Dr Helen Jamieson of Science Media Centre, whose talk was entitled, 'Science and the Media: Experience from the front line'.
20 January 2010 Ms Bhavna Mistry attended the MRC Communications Management Team Open Meeting at MRC Head Office.
2009-2010 Professor Ian Day contributed to a film documentary being made by Dan Lewis, 3rd year student in Media and Cultural Studies at UWE, on the subject of 'Science, Ideology and Society'; Prof Day’s input was about human genetics.
8 October 2009 Professor Ian Day gave a lecture to Bristol Enterprise Network (local business leaders) entitled, 'The potential of genetics to enable personalization of healthcare', in an evening themed 'The personalised health care revolution'. Venue: The Garden Room, Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HH. BEN: ‘connecting technology businesses in the Bristol & Bath region’.
1 August 2009 Dr Nic Timpson became a Science Media Centre scientist.
30 June 2009 Ms Bhavna Mistry attended Engage 2009 – a University of Bristol public engagement workshop hosted by the Centre for Public Engagement.
13-14 June 2009 Dr Tom Palmer and Ms Bhavna Mistry helped on the ALSPAC stand at the Cancer Research UK Race for Life.
31 March 2009 Ms Bhavna Mistry attended the MRC Communications day, 'Introduction to News Media Event', held at Cardiff University by the Science Media Centre.
July–August 2008 Professor Ian Day hosted a school student, Devon Buchanan, from Wessex Setpoint during the Summer of 2008 and attended and made input to the Wessex Setpoint presentation day event in Bath in September 2008. At this event, many school students who have had experience attachments meet to present and discuss their work with each other and their hosts. Devon learned about genocopy/phenocopy effects and applied this to analysis of pigmentation effects in age-related macular degeneration and to effects of smoking or nicotine across a wide range of diseases. Devon obtained a Nuffield Bursary with us, and will in March 2009 be presenting at the national UK Young Scientists' and Engineers' Fair 2009 which will further spread understanding of the work of our Centre to a bright and ambitious national cadre of school students.
July 2008 Professor George Davey Smith agreed to act as a consultant to the Science Museum; the the Epidemiology section of the Health Matters modern medicine gallery is being updated.
30 June 2008 Professor Debbie Lawlor gave a talk entitled, 'Detective Work in Medical Research', as part of the University of Bristol annual residential summer school for potential future university students from under-represented groups. The University of Bristol hosted 200 plus students from years 11 and 12 (15 to 17 year olds) for one week at the university. The summer school aimed to provide an opportunity for students from under-represented groups across the UK to access the world-class facilities at the University. It was hoped that it would encourage young people to think about higher education as an option once they finish school or college.
4-8 June 2008 Dr Philip Guthrie and Ms Marie Elmhirst took part in the Cheltenham Science Festival by helping out on the MRC stand in the Discover Zone. It is estimated that around 8,000 adults and children came through into the Discover Zone over the 5 days of the Festival.
4 June 2008 Professor Debbie Lawlor’s work was featured in a two-page spread in the Bristol Evening Post. This was on the two-year study to understand the causes, development and prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in women.
29 May 2008 Ms Marie Elmhirst [MRC CAiTE Administrator 2007-2008] attended the MRC Communication Workshop at the SAID Business School in Oxford.
29 April 2008 Ms Marie Elmhirst attended the SPark in the Science City conference at the HP Labs, Bristol. SPark is the new £300 million science park for Bristol and Bath.
31 March and 1 April 2008 Dr Philip Guthrie attended the two-day Public Engagement skills session, which was led by Ecsite-UK, the UK’s science centre and museum co-ordination network.
7–8 March 2008 Ms Marie Elmhirst took part in Science Alive. This was organised by the University of Bristol’s Centre for Public Engagement as part of National Science and Engineering Week. Broadmead and the Mall Galleries hosted demonstrations of the University’s research enabling shoppers and school children to explore a variety of activities.
29 November 2007 Professor George Davey Smith took part in a public debate on 'The Future of Genomics', held, together with an exhibition, at Explore @ Bristol. The exhibition, called 'Inside DNA: A genomic revolution', was the UK’s first major touring exhibition on genomics.