Let's talk about science
Left Brain/Right Brain: Challenging ideas about gender and the brain
Monday 12 March, 18.30-20.30
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
An interactive evening designed to involve the audience in thinking about gender differences in the brain, and more broadly showcasing research in Oxford on the two brain hemispheres.
My Love Affair with the Brain
Tuesday 13 March, 18.30-20.30
Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN
Screening of documentary about Marion Diamond, followed by a panel of three female neuroscientists.
Booking not required.
Art, Illusions and the Visual Brain
Thursday 15 March 18.00-19.00
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ
Professor Christopher Kennard, of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, has spent a lifetime studying the visual system. In this accessible and fascinating public talk he reveals how easily it can play tricks with our mind.
New developments in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research
Thursday 15 March 18.15-19.30
Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radclffe Hospital, Headington, OX3 9DU
Clare Mackay, Professor of Imaging Neuroscience and Masud Husain, Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience are senior researchers at the National Institute for Health Research's Biomedical Research Centres in Oxford. In this accessible and informative public talk they will describe some of the latest research into two of the most common neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. They will explore how cutting edge research is increasing our knowledge of the mechanisms causing these disorders, offering the prospect of earlier diagnosis, and supporting the development of potential new therapies to slow the progression of these diseases. Booking not required
The Neurophysiology of Aesthetics
Saturday 17 March 13.00-14.00
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
Eminent French neuroscientist Zoï Kapoula discusses the ways that museum-based research is helping us understand the complex mechanisms of the human brain. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Ashmolean University Engagement Programme and Dr Chrystalina Antoniades of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Booking not required
DEMENTIA AWARENESS PUBLIC OPEN DAY
Saturday 17 March 10.00-13.00
Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Meet teams from ARUK, Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Oxfordshire, Carers Oxfordshire, Guideposts, Young Dementia & NHS Trust. We will also have information on how you can get involved in research studies.
See what we got up to for Brian Diaries in 2017.