It's a no-brainer
In the past the Zika virus used to stick around the patch of jungle where it evolved. In the past humans used to stick around the town or village where they were born. Then our brilliant brains worked out how to fly to distant resorts. Lovely, but there was an unexpected consequence: Zika* could hitch a lift back home with us. So now we must find a vaccine quickly, before Zika messes with our brains, our brilliant brains. Start your child on the journey at Bright Sparks, making Marvellous Medicine, where they can build their own medicine and test how well it works; with the University of Sussex Drug Discovery Centre, one of the only academically-based drug discovery centres in the UK. They’ll show you how to turn an idea into a clinical treatment.
(* and HIV, Ebola, SARS, West Nile, MERS, Dengue and Chikungunya).
But leave time for the other thirty activities on show.
Bright, Sparky hints:
Book in advance. Arrive first thing to avoid the rush around lunch-time. You may have to park some distance away - it's on-street parking - so add walking time.
Where are we not?
Bright Sparks and the Hands-On half Term should be on every website about things-to-do-at-half-term out there. Is there anywhere we aren't? Tell us, and help to plug the gaps. (Reply to this email).