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The MRC at the ‘Glastonbury of science’

The MRC has been supporting the Cheltenham Science Festival for the past 10 years. Like all great partnerships, our relationship with the organisers and visitors to the festival has grown with time; we now help to develop content for the festival programme as well as being a sponsor.

Here’s just a flavour of what we do…


It’s not hard to see why we want to be involved: the festival gives us the opportunity to talk about MRC research with thousands of members of the public, from schoolchildren to pensioners. It’s great fun, gets our scientists out of their labs and offices and brings them face to face with people, and is essential to improving the awareness of, and advocacy for, medical research.

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