The exhibit showed how statistics has changed over the last century
“During the two-week extravaganza, the doors to the science world were opened wide and visitors were offered the best that Cambridge has to offer; a staggering 200-plus events, from walks and workshops to exhibitions and debates. There really was something for everyone, adults and children, researchers and community members.” (Taken form CSF website)
It took many months of preparation to put on the exhibit the MRC Biostatistics Unit showed this year at the Biology Zone. ‘The wonders of biostatistics’ how biostatistics can impact on health’, had visitors trying different activities to test their creativity and thinking abilities as a way to explore how biostatistics has met the challenges of the different health priorities and new technologies over the last 100 years.
Commenting on the 2013 Cambridge Science Festival, visitors said:
“The Biology Zone was amazing! I am an aspiring doctor and I learnt so much, which has further inspired me to start a career in medicine. I will definitely be returning next year.”
The Science Festival Co-ordinator, Dr Lucinda Spokes, said:
“This hard work is all worthwhile when we see so many people enjoying and being inspired by the science and engineering undertaken here in Cambridge. And if Cambridge Science Festival encourages people to consider a career in science or engineering, or see how important these subjects are to all our lives, we know the Festival is serving a useful purpose.” (Taken form CSF website)
We would like to say a big thank you and congratulations to everyone involved including the volunteers, scientists, activity leaders, festival team, and most of all the visitors.
The Festival team will soon start working on the 2014 Science Festival. Next year marks the MRC Biostatistics Unit’s centenary, as one of the Medical Research Council’s four foundation units. In the meantime, keep an eye on this site for the MRC Centenary events we will hold this spring/summer 2013.