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Photography exhibition on NHS research comes to Slough

Photography exhibition on NHS research comes to Slough

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS research taking place across the Thames Valley has opened in Slough. 

‘The Body Unlocked: How Research is Changing Lives’ features life-sized photographs of people who have taken part in studies, researchers at work and microscopic images of cells and bacteria.

The exhibition is hosted by Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre, High Street, Slough from 25 January until the end of April and will visit other venues in the county and Thames Valley in future.

The studies highlighted in the exhibition are taking place in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire with support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). 

Images include surgeons preparing a pioneering gene therapy injection for vision loss, dogs smelling urine to detect cancer, a close-up of cells responsible for controlling blood sugar and a virtual reality headset to treat mental illnesses.


The shopping centre is open every day 9am to 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 7pm Thursday and Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

Research studies are an integral part of improving treatments in the NHS, public health and social care for conditions such as cancer, diabetes and psychosis. 

More 9,000 participants volunteered for health research studies supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network in Berkshire in the 12 months from April 2021. 

Learn more about taking part in research and search for studies people can take part in at  

To learn more about the exhibition visit Venues interested in hosting the exhibition can contact