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Public Engagement and Communications

The MRC Cancer Unit is committed to Public Engagement through activities and events in and around Cambridgeshire and also in communicating our research and its impact to a wide and diverse audience. PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, research nurses, scientific support staff and principal investigators from across the Unit team up regularly to construct an excellent range of hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks that together highlighted the importance of ‘early’ in cancer. We regularly organise, or take part in, events for younger audiences such as the Cambridge Science Festival, schools Open Day and schools outreach programmes (as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research), as well as participate in/organise talks, symposia,workshops that aim to engage a more adult audience including policy-makers, parliamentarians, patient groups, members of the general public.

For more information see the Science Festival/Open Days tabs in this section or scroll through the Public Engagement tab.






Staff at the Unit also participate in a number of educational programmes aimed at a range of audiences from students to clinicians. More information about these available through the Public Engagement tab.

Our researchers often appear in both local and national, print and broadcast media, discussing their latest findings. More information about these available through the Research News tab.

bbc website
mrc network
the times
the telegraph

We are happy to consider requests to take part in educational or public outreach activities, and these should initially be directed to the .

If you are from a media organisation and would like to make an enquiry about the research work carried out by scientists at the MRC Cancer Unit or about cancer research in general, please contact the Scientific Portfolio Manager  .