20 years of the Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre
An exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre.
Until 14 February 2020 (historic exhibition)
An exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS) at Newcastle University.
PEALS was founded at a time of rapid developments in human genetics and embryo research. These advances pushed the boundaries of the life sciences, promising great benefits but also bringing new challenges for society.
In addition to scholarly research PEALS has developed models of public engagement, from Café Scientifique and other kinds of public events to work with teachers and schools. Creative approaches to fostering engagement include working and collaborating with artists, writers, musicians and poets.
Many people have contributed to PEALS’ success, and this exhibition celebrates them all.
PEALS’ original purpose was to promote “research and debate on the social and ethical aspects of the life sciences”, through academic enquiry and public outreach and policy engagement. This combination of activities continues to be a distinctive feature of PEALS and is represented in this exhibition.