Researchers within the IMSR participate, as well as organise, many public engagement opportunities for community, patient and charity groups throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to:
- Lab tours and facility visits
- Public talks, Q&As, webinars and workshops
- Community festivals and hospital showcase events
- Creative science-art exhibitions and collaborative artist residencies
- Open days and summer schools for young people
UPCOMING EVENTS (in chronological order):
A fond farewell to IMSR Director, Professor Wiebke Arlt!
December 15th, from 4pm at Highbury Hall
We are sad to be saying goodbye to Professor Wiebke Arlt, who has been IMSR’s Director for the past 8 years. Wiebke is moving on to the post of the Director of the Medical Research Council London Institute of Medical Sciences, the MRC LMS, a post that will begin in January 2023. The MRC LMS is one of the three core-funded MRC Institutes, with the LMB and the Crick being the other two. We are therefore thrilled for Wiebke who will be taking on this prestigious role and we would like to thank her for everything she has done to support patient and public involvement and engagement within the IMSR and Birmingham more generally. Her leadership and support in this area (as well as her role in supporting equality, diversity amnd inclusion through leading the Medical Schools’ previous Athena SWAN submissoon) has been instrumental and we owe her a lot. An interim Director for IMSR will be appointed soon and we will let you know once this news has been announced.
In the meantime, a farewell party is being organised for Wiebke at Highbury Hall, the former home of Joseph Chamberlain who founded the University over 100 years ago now. We know that Wiebke had links with many different people and groups and this may also include you reading this! If you would like to wish Wiebke well as part of her send off, please let her PA Christine Lloyd know that you would like to attend.