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International Women’s Day Wikipedia Editathon 2020

International Public Engagement

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year a number of groups hosted Wikipedia Editathons

Teenage Brain Workshop

Events Public Engagement

A new workshop aimed at young people to inspire them to learn more about the science of the brain has been designed as part of a large Wellcome Trust funded research programme.

SHElock Holmes - Inspiring Girls With Science

Public Engagement

On 27 July, 16 girls aged between 11-14 joined the SHElock team from the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.

Robin Dunbar and his Life Scientific

Awards and Honours Public Engagement

Prof Robin Dunbar, Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology has been in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4's Life Scientific. This fascinating podcast gives takes us on a journey from his early beginnings in science, and his fascinating research and groundbreaking discoveries he's made deciphering the mysteries as to why humans and animals evolve the social habits to exist in friendship circles.

Let’s talk about loneliness – the importance of social psychology

Public Engagement Research Highlights

his year’s focal point of Loneliness Awareness Week , 17th -21st June, is about reducing the stigma about loneliness. We’re using the opportunity to shine a light on some of the psychological research that can be utilised to help tackle loneliness.

BBC documentary on anxiety

Public Engagement Research Highlights

As part of its Mental Health Season, BBC 1 showed their documentary on anxiety presented by Great British Bake Off Winner, Nadiya Hussain. the show featured Professor of Experimental Psychology, David Clark, who discusses with Nadiya the various features of anxiety.

Professor Andrew King delivers talk on the effects of auditory experience on the brain at Oxford May Music Festival

Public Engagement

The annual Oxford May Music Festival combines the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts and took place from May 2 - 6 2019.

The online psychologist - Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Public Engagement

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the Oxford Science Blog explores how the University of Oxford has been researching the potential of online psychological treatments to support better mental health care.

‘Night-time Cat’ - a children’s book to support improved grammar understanding

Public Engagement Research Highlights

Postdoctoral research associate publishes a children's book that enables greater exposure to complex grammar structures at a young age, supporting children's long-term reading and learning development.

Queen of Pain on her Life Scientific

Public Engagement Research Highlights

The Head of NDCN Professor Irene Tracey talks to Radio 4's Jim Al-Khalili about imaging pain in the brain

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Parkinson's Day

Events Public Engagement Research Highlights

We are raising awareness of Parkinson's Disease and related disorders with a unique video insight into the work of the Wade-Martins Group.

Brain Awareness Week 2019

Public Engagement

Brain Awareness Week is an annual global initiative designed to raise awareness among the public about brain-related research and the impact that neuroscientists are having on the world.

New 'MRC talks' podcast - Career Inspirations

Public Engagement Strategic Developments

The new MRC talks podcast tells Professor Daniel Freeman’s career story – helping to improve lives through medical research.

BBC Radio 4 Series: A History of Delusions

Public Engagement

Professor Daniel Freeman, Department of Psychiatry, presented a new ten-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A History of Delusions'.

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