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Thursday 13 June 2019

School outreach

  • Suitable for: Pre-booked educational groups
  • Date: Thursday 13 June 9:30-15:00
  • Venue: Imperial College, Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington
  • Description: A tour of campus and a visit to a malaria laboratory. In addition, interactive games will be played to get a better understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak modelling. Students will meet researchers and chat about their work and their career path.
  • Additional details: Pre-booked
  • Organisers: MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, in collaboration with the Health Protection Research Unit on Mathematical Modelling, Imperial College London

Infectious diseases outbreaks - how do we decide what to do?

  • Suitable for: General public - adult
  • Date: Thursday 13 June 18:30-20:00. The panel discussion starts at 18:30 and will run for an hour (19:30) followed by a complementary drinks reception until 20.00.
  • Venue: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL
  • Description: This panel discussion focuses on global infectious disease outbreak management followed by a complementary drinks reception. You will have a unique opportunity to ask specialists from different backgrounds about the work they do.
  • Additional details: Booking required - visit eventbrite to book.
  • Organisers: MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, in collaboration with NIHR HPRU in Modelling Methodology and NIHR HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance.

Saturday 15 June 2019

Summer Science Fete

  • Suitable for: General public - family
  • Date: Saturday 15 June 14:00-18:00
  • Venue: UCL South Cloisters, Main Building, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT
  • Description: Discover how we study cells and their connection to disease, how we’re understanding dementia and what it’s like to live with a neurodegenerative condition. Learn how we run clinical trials and how we identify social and behavioural factors that affect human health. 
  • Additional details: Drop-in (no booking required), more information on the MRC LMCB website.
  • Organisers: UCL Science Fair - MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL, MRC Prion Unit at UCL, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL, UK Dementia Research Institute

Monday 17 - Friday 21 June 2019

Green Space

  • Suitable for: Local community
  • Date: Monday 17 June, Tuesday 18 June, Wednesday 19 June, Thursday 20 June, Friday 21 June
  • Venue: Merchant Square, Paddington, London W2 1BF
  • Description: Green Space is an installation that explores the health benefits of green spaces in cities and how we connect with nature in an urban environment. The installation was conceived to communicate the MRC Centre’s work in this area and to engage with the public on research on environment and health.
  • Additional details: Drop-in (no booking required)
  • Organisers: MRC Centre for Environment and Health

Thursday 20 June 2019

Maisha Fiti film screening and Discussion: sex work & violence in Nairobi

  • Suitable for: General public - adult
  • Date: Thursday 20 June 17:00-18:30
  • Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT
  • Description: Violence is a strong risk factor for mental health and HIV vulnerability among women who sell sex. Join us to view and discuss a specially created short film that gives voice to sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya: the violence they face, how it affects them and the ways they are coming together to address it. The film sets the stage for an innovative study investigating violence, HIV risk and mental health among sex workers in Nairobi. As well as discussing the issues raised in the film, we will also discuss ways to use a film like this in research, outreach, fund raising and stakeholder engagement. Please join us afterwards for a drink and conversation.
    Maisha Fiti is a partnership between LSHTM, Partners for Health and Development in Africa and the University of Toronto, funded by the MRC and DFID.
  • Additional details: No booking required. We particularly welcome community groups, NGOs and funders focused on sex work, violence against women and women's rights.
  • Organisers: Dr Tara Beattie and Annie Holmes, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with Sex Workers Outreach Programme (SWOP), Partners for health and development in Africa (PHDA) and University of Toronto.

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