Brain Awareness Week 2020

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Brain Awareness Week calendar of events for the UK and Ireland

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign, founded by The Dana Foundation, to engage and educate the public on the advances and advantages of brain research in a worldwide celebration of the brain!

This UK and Ireland events calendar will be continuously updated with new events - please check back for updates.  

Brain Awareness Week’s 25th-anniversary campaign will take place from March 16-22, 2020. Although those are the official dates, there are lots of events before and after the week itself, so we have extended the calendar to make sure we don't miss anything out. We've also included brain-related events that aren't specifically being held for BAW, but we think are excellent opportunities to find out about neuroscience. 

Enjoy BAW at a venue near you! 

Know about an event that isn't listed here? Please let us know.

Contents

Events by date

  1. Before 16th March
  2. Monday - 16th March
  3. Tuesday - 17th March
  4. Wednesday - 18th March
  5. Thursday - 19th March
  6. Friday - 20th March
  7. Saturday - 21st March
  8. Sunday - 22nd March

Events by date

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Before 16th March

Thursday - 12th March

Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Owen, Cardiff University. This lecture is part of our Science in Health Public Lecture Series.

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Monday - 16th March

You are warmly welcomed to join our meet-up for people impacted by cavernoma. Our meet-ups, called CaverCentres, are an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and hopefully make some new friends too.  CaverCentres are open to people with cavernoma, as well as friends, family and carers.

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Tuesday - 17th March

You are warmly welcomed to join our meet-up for people impacted by Cavernoma. Our meet-ups, called CaverCentres, are an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and hopefully make some new friends too. CaverCentres are open to people with Cavernoma, as well as friends, family and carers.

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Wednesday - 18th March

The Brain Charity will be throwing open our doors to welcome anyone affected by a neurological condition, along with the wider local community, for our big ‘Head Matters’ open day. The Brain Charity team will be joined by many other organisations and partner charities from the neurological field and beyond to answer your questions and provide advice. The exhibition will be packed with ideas on how to get and stay happy & healthy no matter what your condition.

This free event is open to anyone who wants to know more about how the brain works and ongoing research into neuroscience, biology, genetics, health sciences, medicine and psychology. Along with presentations, there will be live demonstrations on many aspects of neuroscience research, including vision, taste, attention and movement, and the opportunity to meet junior and senior researchers.

Join Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya as he shares the highlights of this fascinating research.

Medical illustrations available for an exclusive one-day viewing

Guided tour of the Anatomical Museum

Come along and meet Christine our host and, as it is ‘Brain Awareness Week', we have invited Debbie Langdon who is an integrative relational counsellor/psychotherapist. She will be giving a short talk on poor self-esteem and relationship difficulties when living with a Cavernoma. Our meet-ups, called CaverCentres, are an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and hopefully make some new friends too.  CaverCentres are open to people with cavernoma, as well as friends, family and carers.

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Thursday - 19th March

As it is brain awareness week we have organised a Coffee and Chat for Cavernoma Alliance UK members (if you are not a member, it is free to join), please come along and meet other people in your area. We hope to arrange a speaker for this event - this will be confirmed soon.

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Friday - 20th March

Fusing progressive rock and electronic music.

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Saturday - 21st March

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Sunday - 22nd March

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