Win a copy of Gina Rippon’s new book ‘The Gendered Brain’

8th Mar 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Vintage Books to giveaway five copies of Gina Rippon’s new book The Gendered Brain.

An agenda-setting book that demolishes the myth of the male or female brain, The Gendered Brain takes us back through centuries of sexism in science, to show how we arrived at the idea of an inferior, female brain. And how cutting-edge breakthroughs in neuroscience can liberate us from this outdated understanding of what our brains can do. Rippon shows us the reality behind much of the data that is used to justify the gender gap, and explains how major breakthroughs in neuroscience will help us dispel these stereotypes and ‘neurotrash’.

The Gendered Brain is an accessible and polemic popular science book with huge repercussions for the gender debate, for education, for parenting and for how we identify ourselves.

Professor Gina Rippon is an international researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience based at the Aston Brain Centre at Aston University in Birmingham, and, in 2015, was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association for her contributions to the public communication of science. She is also an advocate for initiatives to help overcome the under-representation of women in STEM subjects and belongs to WISE and ScienceGrrl, and is a member of the Speakers4Schools programme. The Gendered Brain is her first book for a general reader.

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is delighted to give away five copies of The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon. To be in with a chance of winning, please click on the link below and answer the following question.

Q. Human sex is determined by the XY chromosome system. Which sex-determination system is found in birds?


The competition is open to members of the BNA. (Not already a member? Join us today.) The competition opens on International Women’s Day and closes at the end of Brain Awareness Week, at midnight on Sunday 17th March. 

Terms and Conditions

  • The entrant must be registered or have applied to be a BNA member by the closing date of 23:59 (BST) on 17.03.2019
  • The competition is open to UK & Ireland members only
  • The winners are kindly asked to acknowledge the BNA and Gina Rippon via any social media   

Full T&Cs are listed on the entry form

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of nervous system research, from single nerve cells to human behaviour and beyond. We welcome everyone interested in the nervous system to get involved; why not join us?






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