“It’s vital that we raise awareness of what research is being done and why it’s important, whilst also inviting people to ask questions and share their own perspectives and priorities, especially those with lived experience of PCOS and their communities.”

All of our upcoming community and public engagement events will be listed here in order of which comes first. If you have an idea for a collaboration with us, get in touch!

August 2022

We are excited to let you know that members of the DAISy-PCOS leaders and research team will be at the Mela Festival over Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August!

The Sandwell & Birmingham Mela is the biggest South Asian music festival in Europe. Music, dance, food,  arts and crafts bring the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of South Asia to Victoria Park, Smethwick …and we’ll be there too between 1-6pm! 

Pop by our stall to learn more about PCOS and ask us questions. We will also be there taking pictures for our photo project if you’d like to be involved. We hope to see you there and wish everyone going a fun packed time!

Getting there: Victoria Park, High Street, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 3NT

July 2022

We are super excited to be able to run face-to-face activities again, after the challenges of the pandemic these past 2 years.

Our research team and DAISY-PCOS Leaders will be hosting a stall at CoCoMad Festival in Cotteridge Park this July 2nd, 2022. This is a community festival perfect for families and gatherings of friends. There will be lots of activities including music, dance, food, art and also science!

We will be sharing information and resources about PCOS and our Wellcome Trust funded research. We will of course try our best to answer any questions you might have and we are also super interested in hearing about what you have to say about PCOS, so that we can better understand current awareness and perceptions about PCOS in our local community. It’s also a great opprtunity to meet others affected by PCOS and to put faces to some of the scientists who are doing research into the condition. We are a friendly bunch, so do swing by and come chat!

Our colleagues in the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research will also be running a range of other science activities suitable for children, so both parents/guardians and adults are catered for!

Come visit us in the ‘Science Field’ which will be signposted within the park. Information about getting to the park can be found on the festival website:

March 2022

Images shows a variety of colourful pills. The purpose of the image is to promote an upcoming event on PCOS and the pill, organised by the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at University of Birmingham and the DAISY-PCOS Leaders. More information about the research team and leaders can be found on

PCOS & The Pill

Join us on Saturday 5th of March at 1 pm GMT for a special online event ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day. We will opening up dialogue on the contentious topic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and ‘The Pill’.

Learn why the pill is sometimes used in PCOS management and find out more about the different types of pill that exist and why this could really matter to you. We will also discuss new research in this area and why stigma and bias have historically held women’s health research back. We encourage lots of questions and discussion – we hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday 5th March 2022 at 1 pm GMT in the UK. Please check your local timezone, for example we start at : 8.00 am Eastern Time USA / 10.00 am BRT in Brasil / 6.30 pm IST India.

This event is completely free, register on Zoom: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You can find out about past events here