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Saturday 15 November 2014 09:00 - 17:00

St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR

What is creativity? How does the brain generate creative thought? How can we foster greater creativity in ourselves and others?

These are challenging questions. Answers have a major impact on education, business, government, art and science. The new St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain is committed to creating an interdisciplinary dialogue to address them.

The Inaugural Symposium will explore “Music and the Mind” and will include:

  • a keynote lecture by Raymond Tallis, former Professor of Medicine in the University of Manchester, asking “Was Schubert a Musical Brain?”;
  • reflections on “Jazz Improvisation and the Musical Mind” by Alyn Shipton, Aularian and well-known broadcaster, writer and teacher at the Royal Academy of Music;
  • and a range of other speakers from the sciences and arts.

The symposium is designed to boldly cross disciplines and involve the audience as much as the speakers.

This and future activities of the Centre are open to all. Whether you are a first-year undergraduate, a parent, a postgraduate specialist or a senior academic, whether you are a neuroscientist or a musician or an artist, this Symposium needs your involvement to make it successful!  

A wine reception will be held at the end of the Symposium. View the draft timetable here.

Reserve a free place today by clicking here

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Charlie Stagg
On behalf of the Organising Committee, Centre for the Creative Brain, St Edmund Hall.

The Centre gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Imperial College Division of Brain Sciences.