Jamie’s Dream School – animal madness?
29th March 2011
In his science lessons for Jamie’s Dream School on Channel 4, Lord Winston showed the dramatic (in more ways than one!) impact that using animals can have in science lessons.
UAR makes a Big Bang
25th March 2011
UAR teamed up with the Y Touring Company this month for a series of workshops about the use of animals in research at this year's Big Bang Science Fair held at London's Excel Centre.
23rd March 2011
Did you know that it is exactly 100 years since a little-known researcher called Francis Peyton Rous in New York discovered that chickens could get cancer from viruses? We didn’t think so.
Free course on science communication
24th September 2010
The National Science Learning Centre in York is offering a fantastic opportunity to improve your science communication skills with a two-day course on engagement with schools and young people on 18-19 October 2010.
New approaches to animal research in schools
25th August 2010
Animal research is a favourite topic when teachers are looking for a sure-fire way to get their students interested in the ethics of science, but are schools getting all they can from this complex, sometimes difficult, always fascinating subject?
7,000 and counting...
27th July 2010
Are you a school science teacher or a GCSE science student? Don't miss out next year - invite a volunteer speaker into your schoo
What R you watching? An interactive resource for schools
29th June 2010
What R you watching? our latest online interactive educational resource, is now live on the UAR site.
New grants for science teachers
25th May 2010
No understanding of how science works is complete without some knowledge of the way we use research animals.
RSPCA and GCSE science
26th March 2010
The RSPCA's latest foray into schools education is a smart new web resource for GCSE science with a substantial chunk dedicated to exploring the ethics of animal research.
Sharing the pie: new animal numbers activity for schools
18th January 2010
How much do you know about which animals are used most in medical research and which are used least? Sharing the Pie, the latest addition to the Learning Centre's suite of activities for schools, is a fun way to find out.
The Shuffle: new interactive
3rd September 2009
Understanding where medicines come from – the long process from basic research, through clinical trails, to licensing and prescription – is not always easy for professional researchers, let alone young people.
Schools drama released on DVD
14th August 2009
Every Breath, an award-winning drama-based set of teaching resources from Y Touring Theatre Company is now available on DVD, free to schools.
What's new - a quick quiz
23rd February 2009
Take our quiz: how much do you really know about animal research? Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone has the facts.