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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Natural History Museum

Find out more about parasites and the impact they can have on human health around the world.

Many diseases are caused by parasites. Most of these are preventable or easily treated, yet each year millions of people around the world are infected with parasites such as tapeworms, roundworms and flukes. Join us as we take a closer look at one particular parasitic infection, schistosomiasis, which affects over 200 million people worldwide. The infection can be cured with one pill but can be extremely debilitating if left untreated.

Find out how scientists at the Museum are working with colleagues around the world to better understand the parasite behind this infection and are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of millions of people.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book onto popular talks, creative workshops and tours.


Event categories

  • Adults
  • Workshop
Image shows a red worm-like parasite