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C2D2 in the City

Posted on 3 July 2012

Researchers working on chronic diseases and disorders from across the University take their research onto the streets of York

York's first 'Science out of the Lab - Chronic Diseases and Disorders' exposition held in the Centre of the City proved to be a great success with the visiting public.

The event, held on Friday 22 June 2012 and forming part of the summer 2012 York Festival of Ideas, was staged in a marquee in St Sampson's Square in the Centre of York. Inside an array of interactive displays and stands showcased the wide-ranging research carried out at the University of York in the area of chronic illnesses and conditions, including several collaborations with the NHS and health charities. Exhibits ranged from a giant reconstruction in fibre-glass of the human nose to explain its immune functions, to a display of traditional herbal medicines and medicinal foods inspired by the illustrations in the stained glass of York Minster.

Radio York was broadcasting live from the tent during the morning, holding interviews and question and answer sessions with several of the stall holders. The steady stream of visitors throughout the day offered many enthusiastic comments about the informativeness and enjoyability of the activities on offer. As they left student volunteers asked them how their perceptions of chronic conditions had altered, adding these responses to a specially-designed 'thought tree'.

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