Sheffield Uni academics give you the chance to explore the human body

Professor Allan Pacey.
Professor Allan Pacey.
0
Have your say

With titles such as Infectious Pub Quiz and Gluten Attack, one could be forgiven for thinking one Yorkshire university is hosting a horror film symposium.

However, in fact the titles pertain to a festival at the University of Sheffield which aims to educate the city about the human body.

Life: A Festival of Health, From Head to Toe is hosted by world-class scientists from the university and will take place between April 16 and 24, giving members of the public the chance to explore and discover ground-breaking research which is making a difference to people across the globe.

Professor Allan Pacey from the University of Sheffield’s Medical School, who is leading the festival and also hosting a QI-style event entitled Myth Busters of Human Reproduction, said: “We have all kinds of things taking place including lab tours which give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what happens in revolutionary medical research, we’ve got film screening and a story telling evening.”

The inaugural Life Festival, which took place two years ago, attracted around 2,300 visitors.