School workshops

Nowgen is proud to have developed high quality school workshops focusing on genetics and biomedicine.

Our flagship school workshop is ‘A Question of Taste’; a well-established and highly-regarded post-16 workshop that is extremely popular with students and teachers alike. Click for our schools workshop flyer Question of Taste 2017.

The A Question of Taste workshop can be booked by schools and runs January through April 2017. It takes place in our teaching lab at The Nowgen Centre, directions can be found here. Unfortunately, our school workshops are not available to be booked by individual students.

Previously we have ran, the ‘Hands-on Molecular Genetics’ workshop which had similar practical components, but considered some of the implications of contemporary genetics research on medicine. ‘Hands-on DNA: Bacterial Evolution’ a Key Stage 4 workshop developed as part of the Hands-on DNA project.

We are looking to develop our school programme to reflect recent curriculum updates at both GCSE and A Level. If you would be interested in feeding in to this process, leading eventually to piloting new workshops, please get in touch.

Please email the Public Programmes Project Officer Lacey Munroe ( with any enquiries.

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste is a workshop that gives students the opportunity to investigate how humans and chimpanzees evolved to taste a particular chemical. Students get to examine and analyse their very own DNA as …

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Workshops at Nowgen: T&Cs

Read our terms and conditions for attending workshops at Nowgen

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