Events and Open Days

We would be delighted to see you at one of our Open Days or to arrange an individual tour.

E:    T: 01223 724304

You can register your interest in these events directly.  Thank you. 
Tours - Wednesday afternoons

During term-time we will be happy to show prospective students and families around the college. Tours are usually arranged for Wednesday afternoons between 1:30pm - 4:00pm. This will be an informal opportunity to chat to a member of staff and view the campus. If you would like to arrange to visit please contact Jenny Walker,


Cambridge Science Festival at UTCC

15 March 2016

UTCC is delighted to be hosting a number of events as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.   We are running a series of lively evening talks from world experts each evening at 6pm, culminating with “Big Bio-Med Sunday” our Open Day which includes interactive seminars with the Naked Scientist and Dr Jefferies revealing far too much about the sex life of insects!

We look forward to welcoming you to all these events which are free to attend but please book your place for any CSF events by calling 01223 766766 or contact UTCC to let us know if you will be attending the Open Day on Sunday 20th March

Event Listing

Look what Chemistry has done for me  Wednesday 9th March 6.30 - 8.30 pm

6:30 – 8:30pm
6:30 – 8:30pm

An excellent opportunity to learn more from real chemists about their own experience and the many career options in chemistry.
The Future is Airlander   Monday 14th March  6 - 7 pm
A new and exciting form of air travel – Dr Barry Robertson (Hybrid Air Vehicles)
Introduces us to Airlander the world's largest and most innovative aircraft, using helium gas to provide 60% of its lift the aircraft is able to fly for thousands of kilometres using much less fuel than a conventional aeroplane.

Organ transplantation - the journey so far Wednesday 16th March  6 - 7 pm
Professor J. Andrew Bradley (Cambridge University/CUHP)
Professor Bradley is a world leader in the field of transplant surgery. He will take us from the beginnings to transplant surgery through to the cutting edge procedures in use today.
Biologic therapeutics:  What are they and how do we make them?  Thursday 17th March  6 - 7 pm
Dr Elvin (MedImmune)  will explain what biologic medicines are, why they are revolutionising modern healthcare and using a monoclonal antibody as an example how a new biological medicine is taken from conception through to the clinic.
Circadian rhythms:  Everything you always wanted to know about jetlag (but were too tired to ask) Friday 18th March  6 - 7 pm
Most biological organisms contain an innate ‘clock’ which controls the organisms’ daily behavioural and physiological patterns - the circadian rhythm. Dr O’Neill will talk about our current understanding of this fascinating field and why it is so important.
Sunday 20th March – Big Biomed Sunday

UTC Open Day (10am-2pm) No need to book for individual events if you are attending the Open Day – just let UTCC know you are coming by calling 01223 724300, visiting  or emailing
Come and find out more about the innovative curriculum at Cambridge’s state of the art academy dedicated to inspiring ambitious 14-19 year olds. Throughout the day, staff, students and partners of UTC Cambridge will be running a wide range of hands on practical science activities.  There will be activities for everyone so drop in, roll up your sleeves and experience the excitement of science.
Meet Your Brain – the Naked Scientist (11.00 – 12.00am)
What do you know about the workings of your brain? By creating a giant 'neuron' live on stage, Naked Scientist Ginny Smith explores how nerve cells communicate and how we can hijack their signals so one human can control the movements of another.  
Sex, food and smell – Dr Greg Jefferies  (MRC-LMB) (12.45 – 13.45pm)   
Why are we attracted to certain perfumes?  The link between smell and attraction are well documented, indeed people spend large sums of money on making themselves smell attractive and it is not just humans that can find certain smells irresistible.  Pheromones are an integral part of an insect’s lifecycle.   

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