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The Nuffield Department of Medicine was a Festival Partner of Cheltenham Science Festival again in 2016 and we supported six days of hands-on demonstration activities in the Discover Zone:

cheltenham162.gifTuesday 7th June: Respiratory Medicine unit - sputum gunge, straw table football, peak flow measurements and lung models.

Wednesday 8th June: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit - all the way from Vietnam with fun games to test children's skills from memory games and fine motor skills to balance.

Thursday 9th June: Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health - educational Zika games and everyone's favourites splat the mosquito and ELISA pipetting.

Friday 10th June: Structural Genomics Consortium and adults only evening - drug design giant Jenga, drug snap and drug discovery game. Adults only cocktail evening explaining the science behind changing red wine to white wine, DNA cocktails and why tonic water fluoresces.

Saturday 11th June: Modernising Medical Microbiology - the crowd pleasing DNA dance dance evolution, antibiotic resistance coconut shy and bacterial evolution based games.

cheltenham164.gifSunday 12th June: Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics - DNA origami and design a mask to hide from predators.

As well as the stall in the Discover Zone, Professor Trudie Lang took part in a panel discussion on "Emerging Diseases: From Ebola to Zika" on Thursday 9th June.

Over the course of the festival several thousand people dropped by the stall and tried their hand at one of the many interactive activities on offer. The feedback from everyone we polled was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all the fantastic volunteers who made this event possible.