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Vampires and monsters invade Centre of the Cell for Halloween

Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive snot show come to Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary University of London’s science education Pod in Whitechapel - this October.

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Inside Centre of the Cell
Inside Centre of the Cell

Family-friendly, Halloween-themed Vicious Vampires, Microscopic Monsters and Deadly Diseases workshops will run during the school half-term holiday on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October.

The sessions explore how vampire bats are able to suck your blood, how many teeth a werewolf has, how to spot disease-causing bacteria and viruses, and how it might have been possible for Dr Frankenstein to build a monster out of cells.

On Monday 27 October and Wednesday 29 October, Centre of the Cell hosts Snot, Sick and Scabs – an interactive science show in which families can explore the world of cells, bacteria and viruses and find out why an annoyingly runny nose is actually very useful.

Both events also include the opportunity to take part in a ‘Pod session’ inside Centre of the Cell’s cell-shaped Pod, suspended over the laboratories of the Blizard Institute.

Once inside, visitors will learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research. They can try their hand at virtual experiments, heal extensive virtual burns, have their cells counted, study real body parts and diagnose cancer using high-power microscopes.

Tickets for the two-hour workshops are £7 or £5 for under-15s, QMUL students and staff, and other concessions.

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For a full schedule of events visit or call the Bookings Officer on 020 7882 2562.

More QMUL Halloween events 

Wednesday 22 October: The Reanimators: Galvanism, Frankenstein and the Spark of Being (Barts Pathology Museum)

Wednesday 29 October: High Spirits (Barts Pathology Museum)

Thursday 30 October: Discounted tickets to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre (QMSU)

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