Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell Centre of the Cell is the first science education centre in the world to be built inside biomedical research laboratories, the Blizard Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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We are slowly edging closer to 500 followers over on our Instagram account! Since the pandemic hit we've been using our ...
23/05/2020

We are slowly edging closer to 500 followers over on our Instagram account! Since the pandemic hit we've been using our Instagram to share support and advice for young people, with a focus on applying to university, as we know that despite the current situation, many still want to continue their studies beyond secondary school in the coming years. Give us a follow to stay up-to-date with the latest content: https://www.instagram.com/centreofthecell/?hl=en

For our first weekly challenge, we are challenging you to learn how to find your pulse and your heart rate, then investi...
29/04/2020
Home Resources | Centre of the Cell

For our first weekly challenge, we are challenging you to learn how to find your pulse and your heart rate, then investigate what happens to your heart rate when you exercise 🏃‍♀️

Download our free heart rate activity sheet from the Home Resources section of our website: https://www.centreofthecell.org/learn-play/home-resources/

Let us know how you get on! #CotCchallenge

These resources are designed to help you explore science from the comfort of your own home. Keep an eye out for our weekly challenge, where each week we wi

27/04/2020

Starting this Wednesday we'll be sharing weekly challenges here and on our website! Each challenge is based on one of our science shows or workshops and comes with a free resource. Here's an emoji clue for the first challenge, coming very soon:❤️ 🏃‍♀️💗 #sciencefromhome

Given the recent developments in the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our visitors and staff, w...
21/04/2020
Learn & play | Centre of the Cell

Given the recent developments in the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our visitors and staff, we have decided to close Centre of the Cell from Monday 23 March 2020 to 31 May 2020. We will continue to review the closure date as this situation develops.

We appreciate your understanding during these exceptional circumstances. As the situation changes, we will update our social media channels with the latest information.

If you have a booking with us during this closure period, we will be in touch soon.

While our doors will be closed for a while, you can visit the Learn and Play section on our website, which contains learning resources and online interactives - https://www.centreofthecell.org/learn-play/.

Our staff will be moving across to remote working during the closure period. The best way to contact us is by email at [email protected].

For the latest updates and more information on Queen Mary University of London and Centre of the Cell’s response to Coronavirus, please see www.qmul.ac.uk/coronavirus.

For the time being, please stay safe and keep in touch with us through any of our social media channels.

Best wishes,
Centre of the Cell Team

Given the recent developments in the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our visitors and staff, w...
18/03/2020
Learn & play | Centre of the Cell

Given the recent developments in the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our visitors and staff, we have decided to close Centre of the Cell from Monday 23 March 2020 to 30 April 2020. We will continue to review the closure date as this situation develops.

We appreciate your understanding during these exceptional circumstances. As the situation changes, we will update our social media channels with the latest information.

If you have a booking with us during this closure period, we will be in touch soon.

While our doors will be closed for a while, you can visit the Learn and Play section on our website, which contains learning resources and online interactives - https://www.centreofthecell.org/learn-play/.

Our staff will be moving across to remote working during the closure period. The best way to contact us is by email at [email protected].

For the latest updates and more information on Queen Mary University of London and Centre of the Cell’s response to Coronavirus, please see www.qmul.ac.uk/coronavirus.

For the time being, please stay safe and keep in touch with us through any of our social media channels.

Best wishes,
Centre of the Cell Team

Want to have your say about a new show? We are developing a new show all about the brain and nervous system aimed at KS4...
03/03/2020

Want to have your say about a new show? We are developing a new show all about the brain and nervous system aimed at KS4 and families. To make this the best possible show we can, we need your help. If you would like to share your opinion with us then please fill out the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K8YG6RD
It takes less than 5 minutes and we can't wait to read any responses!

Our next MuSci-Hear event explores the fascinating world of science and music! Attend to find out how people with impair...
07/02/2020
MuSci - HEAR

Our next MuSci-Hear event explores the fascinating world of science and music! Attend to find out how people with impaired hearing can still appreciate music followed by a clavichord performace. bit.ly/MuSciHear

Tonight we explore how we literally ‘hear’ music. What faculties might compensate if our hearing is impaired?

Works out! Fun last day spent at Tower of London, followed by team lunch. Have a great festive break and see you all in ...
20/12/2019

Works out! Fun last day spent at Tower of London, followed by team lunch. Have a great festive break and see you all in the new year!

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11/12/2019

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We're so excited that our new blog is now live on the Centre of the Cell website! #Ontheblog you'll get to know our team...
21/11/2019
Blog | Centre of the Cell

We're so excited that our new blog is now live on the Centre of the Cell website! #Ontheblog you'll get to know our team & hear more about our latest news, plus we'll be answering interesting questions we get from visitors, as well as getting insight into a day in the life or a medical or dental student. Check out the latest here: https://www.centreofthecell.org/learn-play/blog/

Happy birthday to our reigning Miss Centre of the Cell, Myfi!
07/11/2019

Happy birthday to our reigning Miss Centre of the Cell, Myfi!

Join us on the 15th of November for the first in our new series of exciting events that bring music and science together...
28/10/2019
MuSci : AUGMENATION

Join us on the 15th of November for the first in our new series of exciting events that bring music and science together!

Come along for performance and discussion with a pioneering flautist, the current president for the British Flute Society, and Director of the Augmented Instruments Laboratory at QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music.

More info & tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/musci-augmenation-tickets-73092241863

The first in a brand new series of concerts and events at the Neuron Pod that bring music and the sciences together.

This week we are joined by our first work experience students of the academic year!On work experience our Youth Members ...
07/10/2019

This week we are joined by our first work experience students of the academic year!

On work experience our Youth Members will work alongside our team helping visitors get the most out of their trip to Centre of the Cell. They'll develop their confidence, communication and creativity with a varied timetable throughout the week. If this sounds interesting to you or someone you know, contact us at [email protected] asap - we have a very limited number of placements this year!

#workexperience #STEMcareers #science #future

Join us this Half Term for our 'Blood and Guts' themed shows. As usual you can visit our STEM Pod to uncover the fundame...
01/10/2019
Events Archive | Centre of the Cell

Join us this Half Term for our 'Blood and Guts' themed shows. As usual you can visit our STEM Pod to uncover the fundamentals of human health and cells and depending on which day you visit, you could take part in our In a Heartbeat or Gut Feeling shows. See our website for more information. https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/

We're really excited that blood & guts-themed #halfterm events are now live on our website! Visit us in October half ter...
22/09/2019

We're really excited that blood & guts-themed #halfterm events are now live on our website! Visit us in October half term for gross-out fun for all the family, including visits to our interactive Pod, as well as an 'In a Heartbeat' or 'Gut Feeling' show in Neuron Pod.

Find out more and book tickets here: https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/

Teachers planning school trips for the autumn & winter terms? Why not visit Centre of the Cell for a unique, inspiring a...
20/09/2019
Visit the Pod | Centre of the Cell

Teachers planning school trips for the autumn & winter terms? Why not visit Centre of the Cell for a unique, inspiring and fun experience! We have a range of shows and workshops for all keystages, as well as our interactive exhibition space packed full of games all about cells and biomedical science. Check out our website to find out more & get in touch to book: https://www.centreofthecell.org/visit-pod/

We have some great #family afternoons this week. Join us for some fantastic activities all about the human body and cell...
19/08/2019
Open Week | Centre of the Cell

We have some great #family afternoons this week. Join us for some fantastic activities all about the human body and cells. Book online or pay cash at the door. See our website for more details. https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/open-week/

Spend the afternoon with Centre of the Cell, exploring the weird, wonderful, icky, and inspirational science of cells and the human body. Centre of the Cel

Join us next week for more #summerholiday family fun!On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we'll be opening our doors for th...
12/08/2019
Open Week | Centre of the Cell

Join us next week for more #summerholiday family fun!

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we'll be opening our doors for the afternoon - you'll be able to visit the Pod, take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities in Neuron Pod, and maybe even meet a scientist!

This is new type of event for us, which will allow our visitors more flexibility in deciding what time they want to arrive and how long they want to stay. You can book your tickets ahead of time or you can come along and pay on the day. Find out more here: https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/open-week/

Next week we're running some #fun, #interactive events just for little ones! Bring your under 7s along for a storytellin...
08/08/2019
Events Archive | Centre of the Cell

Next week we're running some #fun, #interactive events just for little ones! Bring your under 7s along for a storytelling about monsters, DNA and cells in 'A Mummy for Melissa, or join us for a workshop exploring our senses in 'Sophie's Sensational Holiday'!

Tickets are £6 per adult and £4 per child - find out more and book yours here: https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/

#familyfun #thingstodo #london #summerholidays #schoolsout

Last week was our third annual Youth Member Summer School!15 year 12 students took part in a fantastic range of activiti...
06/08/2019

Last week was our third annual Youth Member Summer School!

15 year 12 students took part in a fantastic range of activities here on the Whitechapel campus of Queen Mary University of London, including a dentistry workshop, lab skills, surgical skills, ethics in pathology, and a visit to the London's Air Ambulance helipad!

Looking for some science fun over #Summer? Look no further as we have loads of events for everyone! Head to our website ...
29/07/2019

Looking for some science fun over #Summer? Look no further as we have loads of events for everyone! Head to our website for more information and to book your tickets. We also have air conditioning to stay cool during this #heatwave (phew!). 🌡🌡https://www.centreofthecell.org/events/

19/07/2019

It's been a busy week at Centre of the Cell - we've said goodbye to some of our staff, who graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry on Monday👩‍🎓👨‍🎓; we've had lots of schools visiting us for end-of-term trips 🚌; and we've had the last of our work experience students for this academic year🏢 Bring on the summer holidays 😎

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Blizard Institute Of Cell And Molecular Science, Newark St
London
E1 2AT

Nearest tube: Whitechapel / Aldgate East Nearest DLR: Shadwell Nearest London Overground (East London Line): Whitechapel / Shadwell Bus stops: 25, 205, 254, 106: Whitechapel Road - Royal London Hospital / New Road D3: New Road - London Hospital 15, 115, 135: Commercial Road - New Road

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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020 7882 2562

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