Cancer Research UK Digital Internship Days 4-6

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Hey guys! So this past week I was travelling to London again from Monday to Wednesday to continue my internship. It was a successful second week and I have learnt yet more about working life in London and about the diverse range of role in the digital department.

One of the highlights of the second week was on the Tuesday where we attended a fundraising event just outside the entrance to King’s Cross Station. The event was in aid of The Francis Crick Institute. The institute is the start of a new partnership between Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, University College London (UCL), Imperial College London and King’s College London. It is a biomedical discovery institute which aims to develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of living things. It will support to developments in cancer research as well as other medical causes.

The building is absolutely massive and it will employ 1,500 members of staff when it opens in early 2016. It is a hugely exciting project and the scale of the institute’s impact will be phenomenal. Some of the interns and I are hoping to get more of us together in a group to arrange and carry out our own fundraising event during the course of the internship also in support of the Crick, so I will talk about that more in future posts.

So, anyway, at the King’s Cross event there was a group of 10 acrobats (Acrobat Productions), some of whom are from the ‘mens 4’ British and world champion sports acrobatic team. They performed a stunning acrobatic display which ended in the formation of a human DNA helix (in honour of Francis Crick’s discovery). Enjoy the pics of the events, including one of me sporting a CRUK t-shirt!

Click here to find out more about the Crick!

Lots of love,

Laura x

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