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Success at the Neurosciences Festival 2018

Professor Emma Robinson, the event organiser, showcasing an impressive collection of over 30 different species of brain

Dr Dawn Davies demonstrating how to knit display quality neurons

Winners of the Schools ‘Brain Art’ competition 2018

28 March 2018

Staff from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences joined with numerous other colleagues and charities to promote neuroscience to visiting schools and the public.

The Neurosciences Festival, hosted in Will’s Memorial Building from the 22-24 March, aimed to encourage learning about Neurosciences and inspire the next generation of neuroscience investigators. Attendees were able to meet neuroscientists, clinicians and local organisations to learn about the research and initiatives in Bristol relating to the brain.

Educational exhibits at the event ranged from interactive displays, trying out psychology experiments, playing brain games and knitting your own neuron! Lectures also ran throughout the festival, discussing varied topics such as journeying through the evolutionary pre-history of the brain to issues with dementia, addiction and research into mental health.

Also, on display were winning entries from the Schools ‘Brain Art’ competition alongside collections of beautiful neuroscience images set to bespoke music.

Further information

More information about this event can be found on Matthew Lee's epigram report.

Any staff or students interested in particpiating in future outreach events please contact Gail Born

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