LifeLab - European Researchers' Night

Be part of Europe’s biggest extravaganza celebrating public engagement with research

Would you like to be part of Europe’s biggest extravaganza celebrating public engagement with research? 

European Researchers' Night showcases the important contributions that researchers make in society in interactive and engaging ways with a range of hands-on activities, pop up talks, science comedy, music etc. for everyone. The event also promotes research and careers to young people and their parents.

We are keen to hear from YOU if you’d like to be involved in LifeLab, the first European Researchers' Night in Cambridge, which is taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019. We will be hosting events where you’ll be able to share your research with people in Cambridge, Peterborough AND Ely. Events will include:

  • Science busking and stalls in Ely Cathedral and Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough 
  • Activities at the Cambridge Science Centre including Europe-inspired food
  • Science talks and panel discussions
  • Science comedy night at the Cambridge Junction
  • Cafe Sci Cambridge LifeLab Special
  • Schools roadshow across Ely and Peterborough
  • and much, much more!

Whether you have an existing activity to engage the public or want to develop something new, we’re here to support you and help you to be involved! We are also offering funding to support your activities for the event.

If you are interested in being involved - either by developing your own activity or taking part in existing activities - please email If you know what activity you’d like to do and/or would like to apply for funding then please let us know in your email.

More information about LifeLab will be available here over the coming weeks so please check back for updates!


LifeLab is a collaboration led by Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement with Sanger Institute, EMBL-EBI, University of Cambridge, Babraham Institute and MRC-LMB to bring European Researchers Night to Cambridge and Peterborough. This is one of four successful projects funded in the UK and one of 55 across the whole of Europe. This is the first time Cambridge has hosted this event and, as part of our project, LifeLab, we will be bringing hands-on science to people who might not normally visit events such as Cambridge Science Festival.