Throughout this year, we will bring you news of our activities, and those of selected partners, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin.

Franklin 100 Image Competition

This years marks the centenary of Rosalind Franklin’s birth, and an exciting time for the institute named in her honour. As we prepare to open our new building, a four storey on the Harwell Campus which will house our world-unique technologies, we are looking for images from our member institutions to celebrate both our namesake and the interdisciplinary work she has inspired. These will be placed on permanent display in the building and unveiled at our opening event. One image per member institution will be chosen as a winner, with overall winners awarded in each category.

We are looking for images in three categories; fact, experience, and experiment.

More details of this competition can be found here

Franklin 100 Essay Competition

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin to celebrate this the Rosalind Franklin Institute will be running an essay competition for undergraduate scientists at member institutions.

Are you passionate about exploring the intersection between physical and life sciences? The Rosalind Franklin Centenary Essay Competition is an excellent way to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the topic.

Find out more about the competition here.

Rosalind Franklin: A Celebration, Cheltenham Science Festival At Home

Jim Naismith will be joining Vivienne Parry to talk about Rosalind Franklin’s life and work. They will also explore how her legacy continues to inform scientific research today.

The interview will be broadcast on YouTube at 3pm on Wednesday 3rd June. You will be able to ask Jim your questions in the YouTube chat section during the broadcast.

You can also download the transcript of the interview here.

Professor James Naismith at the Harwell Campus