Public engagement

The School of Psychological Science provides a variety of opportunities for members of the public to learn about the work we do.

Our outreach team run the Brain Box Challenge, a workshop on the brain designed to fit with Key Stage 2 in the primary school curriculum. This workshop can also be tailored to suit older pupils.

Prof Stephan Lewandowsky contributes articles to the online magazine The Conversation. This represents an interesting collaboration between scientists and journalists to bring exciting new discoveries to members of the public.

Research findings are presented at our regular Wednesday afternoon seminars, and at the Inaugural Lectures given by our newly appointed professors. Both are open to the public

Following the success of his Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Prof Bruce Hood has set up an open resource to allow members of the public to Meet Your Brain.

We are also involved in the highly acclaimed Bristol Neuroscience Festival. This was named STEM Event of the Year for 2016 by the South West STEM Learning Hub. Our staff and students present their research to members of the public over 2 or 3 days and there are numerous hands-on activities to help you to learn about what we do. We even hold a Schools Brain Art Competition with our friends at the royal West of England Academy. More details on the Festivals past and present can be found on the main website. We look forward to seeing you in March 2018 for the next event.

Brain Box Challenge

A workshop on the brain designed to fit with Key Stage 2 in the primary school curriculum.

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