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The Human Body - BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

Researchers from The Roslin Institute joined colleagues from across the University’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in the grounds of George Heriot’s School in central Edinburgh to deliver family-friendly activities about ‘The Human Body’. The event was part of a series of science-themed activities hosted by the BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals to support BBC Learning’s 'Terrific Scientific' campaign, which aims to inspire children and young people to engage with science.

Our staff and PhD students ran interactive activities about their research on lungs and skin, including inflating and examining real pig lungs, comparing healthy and diseased organs, and a chance for visitors to use their craft skills to make a model of their skin. Other activities at the event included anatomy face and body painting and a chance to see dissections of animal brains and hearts close-up.

An estimated 1,400 family visitors kept us busy all day, with lots of great questions about our research and what it’s like to work as a scientist. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, visitors and our hosts BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals.

Adult and two children with a Roslin Institute researcher inflating a preserved pig lung to investigage its structure.
Adult and child with Roslin Institute reseracher showing off their papercraft model of skin and its structure.

The Human Body - BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

Roslin researchers joined colleagues from the University's College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine to deliver fun, interactive activities about the Human Body in partnership with BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals.

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals
George Heriot's School
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9EQ