Hope Beyond Hype - Scottish Stem Cell Stories

 


In 2013 and 2014 we're travelling around Scotland connecting stem

cell scientists with Scottish communities

Community and patient events | Sporting and music festivals | Scottish Stem Cell Stories comic

 

GOOD NEWS! With the generosity of The Wellcome Trust we are extending our travels to include schools. We've named this arm of the project Regenerate!

 

About the project

With so much news and information out there about stem cells and potential stem cell treatments we have found that many of you would like to chat face to face with people working in the area. To help us with our work we'd also like to hear your questions about the science and discuss what you think. So, during 2013 and 2014 we are holding community and sports/festival events around Scotland - we hope to see you there! Follow us on twitter @hopebeyondhype or find us on Facebook.

 

 

Community Events

Are you affected by a condition that stem cell science may help find a therapy for in the future? Join us at one of these events to meet scientists and find out more about current research and potential directions. We are working with patient groups to design these events so they are right for you. You can get involved in the design or request an event near you by contacting Jan Barfoot or Cathy Southworth at HopeBeyondHype@ed.ac.uk - we'll be pleased to hear from you. At each of the locations we'll also hold an event for anyone in the local area interested in stem cell science.

Example conditions include:

Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, MND, MD, spinal injury, blood cancers, diabetes, organ disease, macular degeneration and corneal damage.

Dates and venues

We'll add upcoming events to this list as they are confirmed.

25 Sep 2014In collaboration with Lochaber U3A. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science  Lochaber
4 June 2014Corran Hall Theatre, Oban. We are visiting the University of the Third Age and a researcher from the University of Glasgow will be talking about stem cell science, as well as her own work on blood stem cells. Oban
27 May - 4 June 2014Oban Library. Our pop-up display of artwork, scientific images, and comics will be visiting Oban Library for a week for all members of the community to learn more about stem cell and neurological research taking place in the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Oban
23 May 2014Castlebay Community School, Barra. Come along to learn about the history and 'real science' of stem cell research in a 70min film production, 'Stem Cell Revolutions', produced by a collaboration between scientists and filmmakers. Barra
21 May 2014Sgoil Lionacelit Community Library. See our pop-up display of artwork, scientific images, and our interactive 3D brain model. A scientist from the University of Edinburgh will be on hand for any questions you may have on stem cell research or neuroloscience. Benbecula
19 May 2014In coordination with the MS and Parkinson's disease nurse at Stornoway, an event for those affected by neurological conditions for which there is ongoing stem cell research which may prove helpful in the future. A talk by an MS researcher from the University of Edinburgh will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and to share your hopes and fears for stem cell research in this area.Stornoway
30 April 2014The Inkwell @ Elgin Youth Cafe, Frances Place, Elgin. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science. In collaboration with Diabetes UK. Elgin
24 April 2014 In collaboration with the Macular Society. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science Edinburgh
9 April 2014In collaboration with MS Society. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science Campbeltown
9 April 2014In collaboration with MS Society. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science. Lochgilpead
3 - 9 March 2014Our pop-up display of artwork, scientific images, and comics will be visiting Stranraer Library for a week for all members of the community to learn more about stem cell and neurological research taking place in the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. In collaboration with the MS Society. Stranraer 
3 - 9 March 2014Our pop-up display of artwork, scientific images, and comics will be visiting Fort William Library for a week for all members of the community to learn more about stem cell and neurological research taking place in the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. In collaboration with the MS Society. Fort William
11 Nov 2013Thurso High School, Caithness. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science. Thurso
7 Nov 2013King St Halls, Kirkwall. An event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science Orkney
2 Nov 2013Shetland Museum and archives, Lerwick. A drop-in event for families, young people and adults. Find out more about the science of stem cells with our fun activities.Shetland
31 Oct 2013Shetland Museum and Archives. an event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future. Hear from a stem cell scientist, ask questions, and tell us your hopes and fears for this science. Shetland
5 Sep 2013The Tweed Horizons Centre, St Boswells, Scottish Borders. An event for those affected by MS to find out about the latest research on stem cells and MSScottish Borders
24 July 2013Stranraer F.C. Social Club - an event for those affected by conditions that stem cell research may help in the future - a warm welcome and a cup of tea awaits.Stranraer
23 July 2013The Ryan Centre - screening of the award winning film Stem Cell Revolutions and Q&A with Professor Charles ffrench -Constant.Stranraer

Sporting and Festival Events

As Scotland is the home of festivals and host of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, we're bringing some fun activities to a range of venues in 2014. Come and seek us out at the events below, meet scientists and have fun playing the 'wildly entertaining' 'Start As A Stem Cell'.   

 

Sporting and Festival Venues (our fixtures!)

28 September 2014

13 September 2014

21-24 August 2014

25-26 July 2014

11-13 July 2014

30 May-1 June 2014

12 April 2014

29-30 March 2014

29 -31 August 2013

3 August 2013

26-27 July 2013

20-21 July 2013

12-14 July 2013

21-23 June 2013

Baxters Lochness Marathon and Festival of Running     

Camanachd Association (Shinty Cup Final) 

Blair Horse Trials 

The Wickerman Festival

'T' in the Park 

Enduro Mountain Bike World Series

Melrose Sevens

International U18 Ice Hockey World Championships

The Cowal Highland Gathering

Young Carer's Festival

The Wickerman Festival

Tiree Music Festival

'T' In The Park

Royal Highland Show

Inverness

Fort William

Blair Castle, Perthshire

Dundrennen, Dumfries and Galloway

Balado, Kinross

Tweed Valley

Melrose

Dumfries

Dunoon, Argyll

West Linton

nr Dundrennan, Dumfries and Galloway

Isle of Tiree

Balado, Kinross-Shire

Edinburgh


 

Scottish stem cell stories - wee tales of stem cell science in Scotland

Who we are

The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine is a world leading research centre based at the University of Edinburgh. Together we study stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health. We have teamed up with EuroStemCell, Glasgow University, The MS Society, Parkinsons UK and NHS Highland to offer these events. We are supported principally with funding from The Scottish Government, with further support from The Medical Research Council and The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

Contact

Find out more about any part of the project by contacting Jan Barfoot or Cathy Southworth at HopeBeyondHype@ed.ac.uk