The CVR's public engagement programme is designed to help members of the public, particularly school groups and young people, to better understand the nature of viruses and how they cause ill-health. Through interactive and engaging activities we aim to inspire and encourage curious minds.
Siobhan Petrie (CVR Communications Officer) and Dr David Bhella (CVR Public Engagement Champion) are responsible for working with our researchers to develop, coordinate and deliver the CVR's public engagement activities. We work in collaboration with a number of partner organisations including the science education team at Glasgow Science Centre.
Members of the CVR have a long history of participating in the Festival, which is organised by the University of Glasgow
Viruses: a century of discovery
The CVR celebrated the Medical Research Council's 100th anniversary with an exhibition on A Century of Virus Research. The exhibit was first show at the 2013 Glasgow Science Festival (below). The exhibition is also available to view online on our website.