Biological Sciences

Community and schools

There are lots of ways in which we engage with communities locally and nationally to discuss our science. If you are interested in our research, or in finding out more about an area of biology that interests you, you will find an opportunity here.

Resources and events for public audiences and for schools include individual visits to local schools, open days and exhibitions, talks and other presentations. We contribute to many science and cultural festivals. Web-based information includes films and podcasts, along with downloadable educational publications.

As well as the projects described on these pages, many of our enthusiastic and creative staff and students organise smaller, and often surprisingly unconventional, activities discussing their science, such as stand-up comedy, book clubs, one-off presentations and talks, art exhibitions and more.

Darwin Trust of Edinburgh

If you would like to discuss the possibility of us working with your group or organisation, please get in touch with us.

Alongside Centres in the School who have their own public engagement programmes, overall coordination of the School's current programme is generously supported by funding from the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh.

Key contacts

Name Email
Sarah Keer Keer, Public Engagement and Communications Manager, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology
Dr Janet Paterson, Public Engagement Manager
Maria Fanourgiaki, Public Engagement Assistant, Science Communicator


Projects and events for Schools.

Audio, video and press

Media projects and events.

Exhibitions and events

Exhibitions and events for the public
Exhibitions and public events.

Image galleries

Our selection of biological images gives a flavour of our research.