After Hours: Body Wars
Thursday 23 March 2017, 18:30 - 22:00
Release your inner child…
JUST £5.50 ENTRY
What things can harm our body? How does our body protect us? In this fun and interactive workshop, explore how germs and viruses can invade the body and how the body fights them to keep us healthy.
From medicines to meteorites, from ancient artefacts to mobile phones, from jet engines to nanotechnology, more and more our world is being shaped by the study of crystallography.
How x-ray crystallography saved your life and sent you to the Moon
Most of the cells in our body function by using molecules called ‘receptors’, which act like the eyes and ears of the cell, allowing it to sense its environment. In order to see what they look like, we use X-ray protein crystallography, a technique that has played a pivotal role in: sending humans to the moon, making medicines, solving the structure of DNA, or even understanding why lobsters turn pink when you cook them!
Hungry? Our friends at Bwydiful are bringing their amazing artisan street food. Find them on the waterside of the building.
Fully licensed bar
With no kids around, we can offer beer, cider and wine for purchase… will that glass of wine make the puzzles even more difficult to solve?
The small print
Please note that After Hours is only for those aged 18 and over. After Hours is a very popular event and entry is subject to a maximum capacity. Spaces for all special events are allocated on a first come, first served basis subject to availability and popular events will sell out quickly, so please arrive early to minimise the chance of disappointment. Some events may incur a small additional charge to attend. A ‘Challenge 21’ policy is operated for admission and at the bar, so please bring ID with you if you are lucky enough to look under 21!