Planned Events for Healthcare Science Week 2021: Join us if you’re three or ninety three

Healthcare science week is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the many careers in healthcare science. It provides healthcare science professionals with an opportunity to promote their profession and inspire the scientific workforce of the future.

More than that however, it provides us with the opportunity to talk about what we do or issues that matter to us with members of the public, our friends, colleagues in other healthcare professions and our families.

This year Healthcare Science Week runs from March 6th until 14th March. The Healthcare Science Education team at GOSH and our collaborators Nicola Baldwin and Dr Steve Cross have three awesome events planned across the week, with something for all ages and backgrounds.

Pub-Less Healthcare Science Pub Quiz! (Wednesday 10th March – 19:00 – 21:00)

The Pub-Less Healthcare Science Pub Quiz! Join professional silly science person Steve Cross for a special quiz full of jokes and nonsense, just for the Healthcare Science community.

The questions will be fun but relevant, the special tasks will be ridiculous but possible, the marking will be loose but decisive and the prizes will be exciting but unspectacular.

As part of Healthcare Science Week 2021, this is an event to give healthcare scientists a chance to have a night of fun and relax.

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Reading of SOCK the Puppet Play & Public Engagement Panel (Thursday 11th March – 18:00 – 19:30)

We invite children, families, Healthcare Scientists and creatives to celebrate Healthcare Science Week 2021 with our story of Sock, narrated live on zoom by Stephanie Houtman (Peppa Pig Live), directed by Saskia Marland with special appearances by Sock.

Followed by a Healthcare Science Week Q&A about Sock’s story, the opportunities and challenges of science-arts collaboration, and why public engagement matters in 2021 – with Nicola Baldwin (writer), Stephanie Houtman (actor), Saskia Marland (director), Abi Bown (maker) and Healthcare Scientists Vicki Heath and Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green BEM, Lead Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Full Reading of SOCK the Puppet Play (Friday 12th March – 11:00 – 12:00)

Meet Sock, the puppet. Sock is excited to go and sing for the children in Hospital with Ms Clown. Sock loves the Hospital. It is always clean and tidy.

The children love Sock’s singing. All the children hug Sock.

When Sock catches all the bugs that make the children poorly, Sock has an adventure to the cleanest, tidiest place in the whole Hospital: The Laboratory.

Can you help Sock find a way back to Ms Clown and the children?

Join us to celebrate Healthcare Science Week 2021 with the story of Sock, narrated live on zoom by Stephanie Houtman (Peppa Pig Live), directed by Saskia Marland with special appearances by Sock.

After you book tickets, you will receive a worksheet to make your own Sock at home, designed by artist and maker Abi Bown.

Created by the team behind Nosocomial and Remember, Remember! – playwright Nicola Baldwin, and Healthcare Scientists Vicki Heath and Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green BEM, of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Sock The Puppet will subsequently be available as a podcast.

Sign up to join us here

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