Are you interested in advising on the creation of an exhibition?

Do you have experience of cancer whether personally or through someone close to you?

The Francis Crick Institute is seeking to recruit people who have lived experience of cancer to join a Patient Advisory Panel (PAP) to support the development of an exhibition opening at the Crick in February 2020. The exhibition’s aim is to showcase some of the cutting-edge cancer research taking place in the new Francis Crick Institute. It will address two of the most frequent questions from visitors to our public programme, which are “what is cancer?” and “why is it taking so long to cure?”

The role of the panel will be to:

  • Feed in the voice of lived experience to the tone and design of the exhibition

  • Help the public engagement team to create an exhibition that is sensitive to one of the target audiences

  • Support the events team in preparing scientists to talk to members of the public

  • Co-design a public film screening event and a platform for visitors to contribute to the exhibition

The Crick is looking for Patient Advisory Panel members who have experience of cancer whether it is through a personal experience or caring for a family member. Membership of the PAP will involve attending and contributing to six workshops at the Crick in Kings Cross throughout 2019. The PAP will be fully supported by WSA Community Consultants who will facilitate the workshops. For their participation in the PAP, the panellists will receive:

  • The unique opportunity to help shape an exhibition that will educate people on cancer

  • Opportunities to meet some of the Crick’s scientists and gain knowledge of biomedical research

  • Opportunities to collaborate with the exhibition curator and design team

  • A VIP tour of the exhibition with the curator

  • All transport expenses for travel within London and the surrounding area will be reimbursed

  • Refreshments will be provided at the workshops

  • A small honorarium for attending each of the six planning workshops but not the exhibition launch or celebration events

The PAP members will need to be able to commit to attending as many of the six workshops as possible. It is expected that all PAP members will be able to attend at least four of the workshops but ideally all six. The workshops will take place between April 2019 to December 2019 (exact dates TBC). PAP members will also be invited to the exhibition launch and to co-produce a public engagement event; these will both take place in February 2020. The first workshop is scheduled for 23rd April 2019 from 4pm to 7pm and we would very much like all those selected to be on the PAP to attend.

The deadline for applications is 25th March 2019

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact tim@wsacommunity.co.uk or download below:

Crick PAP Application Form

Crick PAP Detailed Information