Exhibition: Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature's Enigma

This exhibition runs from Fri, 10th Sep 2021 to Thu, 30th Jun 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

19th May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
20th May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
21st May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
25th May 2022  
(10am - 8pm)
26th May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
27th May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)
28th May 2022  
(10am - 4pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

An exhibition exploring the trail-blazing research that is turning the tide on cancer.

Outwitting Cancer - Making Sense of Nature’s Enigma is an immersive exhibition exploring the latest cancer research taking place at the Crick - Europe’s largest biomedical research institute under one roof.

The exhibition is also the first on cancer to take place within the setting of a working science laboratory, which is home to leading cancer scientists from across the world.

Eight specially commissioned films capture conversations between cancer researchers, patients and those with unique personal perspectives on cancer, meeting for the first time to explore some of the big questions driving research.

The exhibition also features an audiovisual installation in a custom-built cinema. Produced by Studio Prelude and SDNA this immersive film, Micro Cosmos, weaves together stunning microscopy imagery from Crick researchers, as well as a newly commissioned soundscape from artist Mira Calix. Alongside the exhibition there will be a lively programme of events and talks, as well as an in-depth digital experience with additional exhibition content.

Cancer remains one of the world’s most widespread and deadly diseases, with 1 in 2 of us developing cancer in our lifetime. Through the immersive films and accompanying exquisite microscopy imagery, Outwitting Cancer addresses questions including “what is cancer?” and “why are so many people still dying from cancer?”.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The Francis Crick Institute ,

1 Midland Road, London,

Map of The Francis Crick Institute