MRC Festival of Medical Research

Find out more about The Medical Research Council's national celebration of medical research.

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The annual MRC Festival of Medical Research was launched by the Medical Research Council in June 2016.

The Festival aims to showcase medical research and how it can benefit society, while building trust and improving understanding among the public.

MRC Festival 2017

17-25 June 2017

We are taking part in the Festival next year, where we will be organising events that will focus on the importance of research in developing better diagnosis and treatment while reducing mental health stigma.

Past events

During the MRC Festival in 2016, we hosted a number of events, including:

  • a screening of Inside Out followed by brain games for the children of Fairwater Primary School
  • an MRC SciSCREEN special of The Machinist, followed by talks from researchers including Gemma Williams (psychosis) and Katie Lewis (sleep and mental health).

We also took part in a genetics-themed #PNDHour on Twitter to raise awareness of research in perinatal mental health.