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Children's workshop with Young People's Book Prize shortlisted author Gill Arbuthnott.

Event details

What Makes You You? is Gill Arbuthnott's introduction to DNA - the molecule that holds the secret of life itself. What is it? How does it work? What can we do with it? Gill explains the role of DNA in everything from evolution to modern genetic research. Come along, to find out if you are a clone and learn how to extract real DNA in your own kitchen!

Following a long career as a biology teacher, Gill Arbuthnott published her first book for children, The Chaos Clock in 2003. Inspired by her love of science fiction and fantasy, as well as science fact, her previous works include Dark Spell and Beneath for Floris Books. Her latest title for A&C Black is A Beginners' Guide to the Periodic Table.

What Makes You You? by Gill Arbuthnott has been shortlisted for the Young People’s Book Prize 2014.

Attending this event

This event will take place at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, in Widnes. Tickets are included in admission to the centre. For more information, please see their website.