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Take a trip in time through the history of the brain

Press release issued: 7 March 2018

Bristolians of all ages are invited to join the University of Bristol for this year’s Bristol Neuroscience Festival; a celebration all things neuroscience, which will take place from 22 to 24 March, in the Wills Memorial building.

Following the success of the 2016 event, this year will return to offer a bevy of brain-themed fun including a brain art exhibition, which will showcase a collection of beautiful neuroscience images set to bespoke neuroscience-inspired music. Festival-goers will also enjoy a variety of interactive exhibitions as well as hands-on activities and talks from Bristol’s brain-experts. This year's event will see the first public display of a T-Rex brain exhibited as part of the 'Evolution of the Brain' display.  We also have a new human-human interface which allows you to take control of someone else's nervous system!

This year’s festival features University of Bristol Professor, and Channel 4’s Secret Life of 5 Year Old’s expert, Professor Paul Howard-Jones. As a Neuroscience expert, Professor Howard-Jones will take the audience on a trip through the evolutionary pre-history of humans’ most important organ: the brain.

Professor Emma Robinson, festival organiser, said: “This is a wonderful chance for researchers and the public to explore the fascinating world of neuroscience. We want to bring our expertise out of the lab and into the community to showcase its relevance and interest to all.”

The three-day festival is the culmination of both the Brain Awareness Week and British Science Week 2018 and will bring neuroscience research to life, through a series of interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities for primary and secondary school ages and up.

The Bristol Neuroscience Festival is open to all with public sessions on Friday 23 4-6pm and Saturday 10-4pm, in the Wills Memorial Building. Talks are running all day on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 with the Plenary Lecture on Friday evening in the Victoria Rooms.  All events are free but tickets are required for the talks. For more information, please see the Bristol Neuroscience Festival web pages.

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Further information

 View the full programmes below:

Schools programme

Public programme

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