Booking for Schools and Public

Thank you for your interest in booking some schools places for the 2020 Neuroscience Festival.  There is no need to prebook places for the Saturday general public day. 

Come and explore hands-on activities and interactive games lead by scientists, investigate the ‘Evolution of the brain’ and ‘Brain Art’ exhibitions and much more.

Primary day is Thursday the 26th March - booking essential

Alongside the main Hall exhibits there will be a special interactive Art Project with the Royal West of England Academy.

Secondary day is Friday the 27th March - booking essential

In addition to main Hall exhibits there will also be the Career sessions running throughout the day.

The festival is open to all schools but if places are over subscribed then we will be prioritizing students from state schools from areas with low progression in HE.  We will assess the applications and be in touch in due course as to inform you of the numbers of students you are able to bring.   

General public day is Saturday the 28th March - no prebooking required 

Thank you for applying and we hope to be able to see you all in March 2020. 

Any further questions, please email: BNF-2020@bristol.ac.uk

BNF 2020 – programme of events‌    

Date

Time

Location

Details 

Audience 

Booking details 

Thursday 26th March  9:15-11:45 

Wills Memorial Building,

Queen’s Road

Primary schools morning session ​

Exhibition and hands on activities

Brain Art

Primary School only  Book the morning session
  12:30-15:00

Wills Memorial Building, 

Queen’s Road

Primary schools afternoon session ​

Exhibition and hands on activities

Brain Art

Primary School only Book the afternoon session

  

Date

Time

Location

Details

Audience

Booking details

Friday 27th March

Morning sessions      

9:15-11:45  

Wills Memorial Building, 

Queen’s Road              

Secondary schools morning session​

Exhibition and hands on activities

Brain Art

Secondary School only Book the morning session
  10:30-11:30  Reception Rooms

Careers session

Secondary School only Book now

Friday 27th March

Afternoon sessions

12:30-15:00 

Wills Memorial Building, 

Queen’s Road

Secondary schools afternoon session​

Exhibition and hands on activities

Brain Art

Secondary School only Book the afternoon session
  12:30-13:30  Reception Rooms

Careers session

Secondary School only Book now
Friday 27th March
Evening sessions
19.00-20.30 (doors open at 18.30)  Victoria Rooms

Plenary lecture with Dr Alan Whone

"The Hedgehog and the Fox; Trials, tribulations and triumphs when restoring the brain".

Parkinson's disease affects more than 5 million people worldwide and approximately 150,000 people in the UK and their families. To date, there is no cure.

Dr Alan Whone from the Bristol Medical School will present a talk about the pioneering work undertaken by Bristol neuroscientists and clinicians in the search for a cure. This ambitious project featured in a BBC documentary in 2019.

In this public lecture Dr Whone will discuss the results of the trial and what this means for finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. He will present previously unseen footage from the documentary series and provide a more in-depth overview of the research and the patients involved. 

Public (16+)

Book now

 

Date

Time

Location

Details

Audience

Booking details

Saturday 28th March 10:00-16:00  

Wills Memorial Building, 

Queen’s Road

Public Exhibition and hands on activities

Brain Art

Suitable to all ages No booking required for entry
  10:00-11:00 

Reception Rooms:

Best of Bristol Neuroscience talks

Theme: Childhood development and brain disorders

"Treatment approaches for paediatric epilepsy"- Michael Carter

"Brain tumours in children- what's new?"- Kathereena Kurian

"The psychology of atypical development"- Philippa Howard

Public (16+) Book now
  11:15-12:15 

Reception Rooms:

Best of Bristol Neuroscience talks

Theme: Neurodegenerative disorders

"Could improving sleep help in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease?" - Liz Coulthard

"Visualising the neural circuits of motor function"- Paul Dodson

"Seeing invisible processes in the living, ageing brain using MRI"- Risto Kauppinen

Public (16+) Book now 
  12:30-13:30 

Reception Rooms: 

Best of Bristol Neuroscience talks

Theme: Addiction 

"E-cigarettes: Harm introduction or harm reduction?"- Jasmine Khouja

"Understanding the biology of the opioid crisis"- Graeme Henderson

"Alcohol harms and health communication strategies"- Angela Attwood 

Public (16+) Book now
  13:45 - 14:45

Reception Rooms: 

Best of Bristol Neuroscience talks

Theme: Mental health and wellbeing

"Social Media and Mental Health"- Claire Haworth

"Using drugs of abuse to treat depression"- Emma Robinson

"Sleep loss and Mental Health"- Michele Bellesi 

Public (16+) Book now
  15:00 - 16:00

Reception Rooms: 

Best of Bristol Neuroscience talks

Theme: Sensational neuroscience​

"Unlocking the secret world of rats" -Vikki Neville 

"Untangling the Rainbow: How Mantis Shrimp Use Nature’s Strangest Eyes"

- Michael Bok

"The truth about sugar"- Phil Langton 

Public (16+) Book now
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