The Robinson Biomedical Sciences Alumni Association is open to all Robinson College alumni and senior members of the College who have a professional interest in the Medical, Veterinary and allied Natural Sciences. Its constitution, agreed at the first meeting of the Association, may be found here.

Forthcoming events

1. Saturday 25th March 2017 – Dinner in Robinson as part of this year’s Alumni Open Weekend. There will be a Biomedical Sciences Group Table at the dinner and a biomedical sciences business meeting just before – do come along and express your views, or send them to Brian McCabe at  Bookings for dinner must be made on the online booking form and the Alumni Open Weekend programme can be seen here.

2. Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Visit with guided tour of the Genome Campus, Sanger Institute, Hinxton. Details to follow.

3. Tour of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Medical Campus, 23rd September 2017, 11am - 12pm

There will be a visit to the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus during the coming Alumni Weekend, 10.45am - 12.00 pm on Saturday 23rd September. If you would like to join us for this guided tour, please get in touch with Brian McCabe ( by the end of play on Monday 18th September, giving:

  1. Your email address or other preferred contact details
  2. Number of people (i.e. yourself and accompanying persons if any), -- please note that all visitors must be at least 16 years of age
  3. Any special requirements for access or mobility
  4. Transport used to get to LMB, - please indicate if you are to travel by car

This will enable the necessary safety and security arrangements to be made and name badges printed. There is no charge for this event but there is a limit to the number of visitors who can be accommodated. It is therefore essential to book beforehand with us, as above, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at the site by 10.45. It is advised that all visitors should wear sensible shoes (no open toes). We will need to report to the Main Reception to be signed in and out by security and pick up our visitor badges. Visitors may take photographs in the atrium, but should avoid including members of staff. Photographs of signage/names and entrance/exit points (other than the main entrance) are not allowed.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is located at Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK.

The LBM website offers detailed information on how to access the site. Please visit their website for directions:                                                                                                         

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a world-class research laboratory, dedicated to understanding important biological processes at the molecular level – with the goal of using this knowledge to tackle major problems in human health and disease.

The LMB is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology. Many techniques were pioneered at the laboratory, including DNA sequencing, methods for determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins and the development of monoclonal antibodies.

3. Late October/Early November 2017. Visit with Robinson students to the Wellcome Collection in London.

4. Spring 2018. Half-day scientific meeting at Robinson with students.

Brian McCabe ( )