Behind the Scenes of Science: York Festival of Ideas 2018

Posted on 8 June 2018

The CII opened its doors to the public to show what goes on 'behind the scenes'.

York Festival of Ideas 2018 took place from 5 to 17 June 2018 under the banner of "Imagining the Impossible". The event had mostly free events, including talks, performances and exhibitions, the Festival delivers events for all ages and interests.

The Centre for Immunology and Infection offered an insight to the public in this outreach event under the section of the festival called Behind the Scenes of Science: Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at world-leading research centres at the University of York? Here is your chance to find out. As part of the Festival they are throwing open their doors for guided tours, demonstrations and talks. From air quality to energy, and next generation electronic materials to cancer therapies, find out how research carried out in York is improving the world we live in.

Professor Kaye, Professor Mottram and Dr James Fox coordinated the six events with two sessions taking place on each of Tuesday 5th, 7th and 8th of June 2018. All CII group leaders contributed content to the slide show that introduced the CII and described our research and also contained content from our work with artists and poets. The slide show was narrated during the event by Professor Kaye, Dr Allison Green, Professor Ian Hitchcock and Dr Nathaniel Jones prior to a tour of our laboartories and facilities by our laboratory manager.