Open Cambridge

Cracking Nature’s Code: an introduction to the site and work of the Wellcome Genome Campus


Sat 12th Sep, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

What has a newt, a scientist and a historic mansion have in common? They are all resident in the grounds of the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, just South of Cambridge. For Open Cambridge 2020 staff from the campus invite you to join us on a virtual tour of this remarkable site, guiding you through its 125 acres, from the beautiful 18th Century Hinxton Hall to the cutting-edge sequencing laboratories, and finishing in the wilds of the wetlands nature reserve. You will be joined by Head Gardener Lee Outhwaite who will introduce you to the extraordinary biodiversity within the grounds, and regale you with stories of nature’s amusing interventions during lockdown.