The Crick cafe

The Crick community

Introduction

Our community is rooted in day-to-day interactions. Whether that's having coffee in collaboration areas around the building, eating together in the restaurant or joining a club.

Apart from our daily lab duties there is the opportunity to join various committees and networks that encompass the Crick family. The chance to join the many social groups or functions such as Cricksters, walking clubs and cocktail nights means there’s ample opportunity to strike the perfect work-social life balance.
Roger George, Principal Laboratory Research Scientist, Structural Biology STP

We have a subsidised onsite restaurant and café and encourage colleagues to get together socially. A few nights a week, our café becomes a bar for a few hours.

Our building is designed around collaboration, with plenty of places to bump into people or have quick chats or more formal meetings.

We also have a variety of established groups with new ones starting up regularly. Some of these are purely social, others combine social activities with learning new techniques, and some are dedicated to representing the interests of particular groups of people.

These groups sit alongside the research interest groups which every researcher is encouraged to join to keep track of developments in their field.

Science clubs

We have a number of clubs where people get together to talk and learn from each other about a specific scientific field or technique. These range from optogenetics to autophagy, genome editing to image analysis.

Staff networks, social groups and sports

We also have a number of staff-run networks, bringing together staff from across our institute. Our networks represent the interests of particular groups of people, as well as providing social and networking opportunities. More information on our diversity-focused staff networks is available on our equality, diversity and inclusion page.

Our networks