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Several researchers from Oxford Vaccine Group (OVG), based at the Department of Paediatrics, took part in the Curiosity Carnival, Oxford University’s biggest ever public engagement event.

Curiosity carnival 1

On Friday 29 September, Oxford became a riot of science, music, research, and fun.

During the day Broad Street played host to a range of street activities designed to create a carnival atmosphere. OVG contributed a fairground-style game called ‘Attack of the Antibodies’ which demonstrated the difference between specific and non-specific antibodies in a fun and interactive way.

In the evening the museums threw open their doors to the public and OVG helped to organise a gallery room at the Ashmolean called ‘Voyage in Vaccines’. Researchers ran activities about the history of vaccines, including OVG’s ‘vaccine snakes and ladders’ game for visitors to learn about how vaccines are developed. It’s estimated that nearly 10,000 people attended the event and it was a fantastic way to meet and talk to people about vaccines.

Find out more about Curiosity Carnival 2017.

See a gallery of pictures of Curiosity Carnival 2017.

Find out more about Oxford Vaccine Group.