Fancy a Pint of Science?

Pint-of-Science-Logo-with-Glasses-115x190Pint of Science is an international festival that aims to deliver science talks in a fun, engaging and approachable way by bringing them to a pub near you!

The festival happens every year between the 18th-20th May and now takes places in around 8 countries. It is a great opportunity to engage with Cancer Research UK scientists in a relaxed and informal setting. Tickets cost £3 which is put back into future events and below I have listed some of the London events and links to pick up the tickets before they run out!! :

Solving the cancer puzzle together – 18th May
The Francis Crick Institute: Dr Silva Zakian, Dr Daniel Burnham, Dr Tim Van Acker & Ms Hazal Bursa Krose

Your Neighbour The Scientist – A Cow’s Perspective – 18th May
CRUK Barts Centre: Dr Adrienne Morgan, Professor John Marshall

From Bench to Bedside – 19th May
CRUK Barts Centre: Dr Alastair Ironside, Dr Karim Brohi & Prof Atholl Johnston

Tracking Tumors: Cancer in Our Sights – 20th May
Institute of Cancer Research: Martin Menten, Dr Sarah Guilford, Dr Emma Harris

Rock Choir events for Cancer Research UK

Rock ChoirFollowing the success of the Rock Choir at last years Relay For Life Harrow event we are pleased to announce that they are kindly putting on two concerts for us.  These will be great evenings and to top them off all of the profits will go to fighting cancer with Cancer Research UK!!

The Friday 3rd July performance will feature St. Albans and Watford Rock Choir combined

Tickets are on sale now!! Simply click Friday 3rd July to join us at the Bushey Academy for what is going to be a great couple of evening!!

Eventbrite - Rock Choir For Cancer Research UK

Calling all Harrow London 2012 Games Makers!!!

2012telephoneWere you or anyone you know Games Makers for London 2012?

Were on the hunt for London 2012 Games Makers who live in Harrow!! If you were one of the amazing Games Makers and want to meet other Games Makers from the Harrow area then get in touch using the form below.

In a couple of weeks time we will be in touch to arrange a gathering in Harrow, so watch your inbox!!

Lets build a sky scraper!!!

Petronas_Twin_Towers_2010_AprilThe Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a building that opened in 1999 and was the tallest building in the world until 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers building to this day.  It is 88 floors high (lets ignore the 5 basements) and as a result towers 451.9m into the air.

Lovely isn’t it!!

But what has this got to do with Relay For Life Harrow?

I’ll give you a hint – its not the lovely Relay weather in the photograph!! No It’s much better than that!!

SlideIf we were to spend all of the money we have raised for Cancer Research UK on microscope slides – those really small but very important pieces of glass which researchers use all of the time – then we would have hundreds of thousands of microscope slides.  If we took all of these slides and stacked all of them on top of each other then we would have a skyscraper of microscope slides which is taller than the Petronas Twin Towers – how mind boggling!!

This is all down to your help and support!!  Register now for the 2015 event as we build another tower, and cure cancer in the process!!

6 Myths about Relay For Life…..

  1. It’s Race For Life
    • Everyone gets Relay For Life and Race For Life confused, but they are totally different.  Anyone can take part in Relay – men, women, old and young as there is no running required!! 
  2. I’ve got to walk for 18 hrs
    • Relay is a team event, where the walking is split between the team members
  3. I need to be fit
    • Since this is done in teams it is up to the team how much walking each member does, some members of the team don’t even need to walk at all. Team
  4. It’s a sponsored walk
    • Relay is not a sponsored event, relay is an event in which we Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back!! IMG_1770-2
  5. I can’t leave between the start and the finish, so I have to camp over night
    • You don’t have to stay for the entire event, you can go and come back as much as you need. People
  6. I only need to fundraiser on the day
    • The Relay event is a celebration of the funds raised over the course of the last year.  We do raise funds on the day, but the majority is already raised in the preceding months. Relay for Life Harrow survivors, including my dad!

What Is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is a little difficult to explain concisely, so we have put together a short video to give you a bit of a brief over view of what it is all about!!!