2018 event

The Bristol Neuroscience Festival is back! From the 22nd – 24th March 2018 in the Will’s Memorial building we will be celebrating neuroscience through interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities for all ages. This three-day Festival is the culmination of both the Brain Awareness Week and British Science Week 2018. Take a look at the films from our previous festivals to get an idea of what to expect. 

Come and meet neuroscience students, clinicians and local organisations to learn and talk about all things brain-related. There will be the opportunity to explore the ‘Evolution of the Brain’ exhibition and attend talks by University of Bristol academic researchers. You will have the opportunity to wander through our gallery and peruse the artwork from the ‘Brain Art’ competition. More information about the 2018 Brain Art competition can be found at:

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We are inviting Primary Schools on Thursday 22nd March and Secondary Schools on Friday 23rd March 2018. On Friday evening we are opening the Festival up to the public and hosting a Plenary Lecture in the Victoria Rooms. On Saturday 24th March we are excited to invite University of Bristol academics to present their research to the public. More information can be found in our programmes:‌

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The Bristol Neuroscience Festival Team are delighted to announce a new travel bursary for all state-maintained schools of up to £200 to cover the cost of your journey to the festival. All that we ask is that you complete the festival evaluation at or shortly after the event. Schools should find their own preferred coach travel, pay any invoice as per usual, and then forward to the BNF team at the University for a reimbursement of up to £200. 

On Saturday 24th March at the Bristol Neuroscience Festival you can take a tour of the Wills Memorial Building. Please reserve tickets online here. There will be a charge of £5 on the day and all profits raised go to the Grand Appeal:


All enquiries should be directed to BNF-2018@bristol.ac.uk.

Follow Bristol Neuroscience on Twitter @BristolNeurosci 


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