CLAHRC NWC meets the public at Meet the Scientists event

Three public advisers were helping promote CLAHRC NWC at the University of Liverpool Meet the Scientists event, held at the World Museum, Liverpool on Saturday 26th May. 

Visitors to the CLAHRC NWC stand were offered the chance to find out about health inequalities, examples of the research CLAHRC NWC has published, play the CLAHRC NWC designed Health Inequalities game and kids were asked to draw and colour things which they think would improve their school or community. The theme of the event was “Being Human” and visitors were asked to add to the CLAHRC NWC wishing tree what makes them human, thinking wider than just physical attributes with a nod towards reducing health inequalities.

Darren Charles, CLAHRC NWC Communications Manager, said: “The University had a number of stands across the museum so we are on a pathway that all the visitors followed and our stand was Health Inequalities = Human Inequalities. The response has been fantastic and just to get really young people thinking about inequalities in communities and how we can reduce them in the future has been really rewarding to be involved with. The kids have some great ideas of their own”.  

Laura Winters Public Engagement Officer at the University of Liverpool's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said: "We had over 500 people attend the event, which considering the sunny weather (and everything else happening on the city on that day!) was very good attendance numbers – the Museum said it was the busiest they’d been for weeks! We also had some great feedback from people who attended the event, so thank you so much for all of your hard work and for making it such a success!" 

Pictured is public adviser Tim Wilson explaining about health inequalities to visitors. 

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