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Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

NAMRIP exhibit a success at London Science Museum

Published: 26 April 2018
Superbugs exhibition at Science Museum

Visitors queued round the block to get into the Science Museum in London for the 'Superbugs' Lates event on Wednesday evening.

At the invitation of the Medical Research Council, NAMRIP’s ‘Most Dangerous Game In The World’ was transported to London for the evening, joining the activities in the UK Research and Innovation Superhero zone.

NAMRIP volunteer
Research Superhero!

For one evening, NAMRIP volunteers Tim Leighton, Craig Dolder, Tim Millar, Mengyang Zhu and Yvonne Richardson became ‘Research Superheros – Beating the Superbugs’, spreading the message about AMR and infection prevention.

Tim Millar speaking to members of the public
Tim Millar speaking to members of the public

Lates events are adults-only, after-hours theme nights which take place in the museum every month. They generally tie in with one of the exhibits at the Museum, in this case the ‘Superbugs: The fight for our lives’ exhibit which is on display throughout 2018.

Queues to play the 'Most Dangerous Game'
Queues to play the 'Most Dangerous Game'

The Superhero’s activity zone, in which the NAMRIP arcade game was the centrepiece, attracted over 1000 visitors. The team enjoyed a fun evening speaking to members of the public who were interested to know more about AMR and how NAMRIP members are tackling the issue. There was also tough competition between friends to see who could survive the longest!

The game was selected to feature in the Medical Research Centre Blog of the Superbugs event .

During the evening Prof Tim Leighton was interviewed by the Medical Research Council. A short extract can be viewed on the left where he describes how critical it is to design solutions that are practical in the real world.

We are grateful to our collaborator, Winchester Science Museum, for transporting NAMRIP’s exhibit to London. It is now safely back in Winchester ready for more visitors.

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