Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Connecting the dots...

Have a look at these six images. Can you come up with a short story inspired by these images?

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The Art-Science Divide - where does brain science fit in?

Tonight Erinma is presenting at this event...

The Art-Science Divide – where does brain science fit in?

Join us for a lively public discussion on the ‘two cultures’ and whether we can ever cross the great ‘art-science’ divide.

The panel will be Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell (Manchester), Dr Mark Lythgoe (London), Dr Erinma Ochu (Manchester) and Dr Lizzie Burns (Oxford). The discussion will be hosted by Professor Graham Collingridge (Bristol)

There will light refreshments for everyone and an opportunity to view some works inspired by science and a chance to sculpture something inspired by your evening!

Time: 6.00pm till 8.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 16th April, 2008
Venue: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester
Further information:, or tel: 0151 794 5449

Tickets are free but must be ordered in advance

Supported by the European Dana Alliance for the Brain,
the British Neuroscience Association and the Medical Research Council

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

IBRO Update

We had a great time at IBRO. Melbourne is such a laid back, friendly city, a bit like Manchester. We hosted three activities at IBRO to engage neuroscientists in communicating their research including a neuroscience quiz, hands-on activities for families and a new media project.

Photos to follow.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

IBRO 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience

July 12 - 14th 2007

We're at the World Congress of Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia, where we have been invited and sponsored by the conference to do some 'public outreach' activities at part of this international conference.

We have an exhibition stand at the Melbourne Convention Centre where the conference is held and our A DAY IN THE LIFE PROJECT is on display.

Friday 13th (!) July @ 8pm
We are hosting our You Know it Makes Sense pub quiz for neuroscientists and teachers.

Saturday 14th July 9 - 5pm We have a stand for Helping Make Sense of the Brain hands-on activity stand in Federation Square (see above for flyer)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Day in the Life @ The British Neuroscience Association Conference

A Day in the Life…

…is a simple and fun way for European neuroscientists to get involved in communicating what they do to the public. Using a disposable camera to document their day, neuroscientists will show the public what everyday life as a neuroscientist entails: highlighting the important research work as well as showing the human side to a career in neuroscience.

The project is sponsored by the European Dana Alliance of the Brain (EDAB).

To take part, email your postal address to: with A DAY IN THE LIFE in the subject line and you will receive a disposable camera pack and instructions.

Alternatively, if you are attending the British Neuroscience Association National Meeting in Harrogate from 1st to 4th April 2007, pick up a CAMERA from the EDAB stand.

Communication in Science project

10th April 2007 - The National Media Museum, Bradford

A workshop to help improve communication in science through exploring the needs of science communicators.

Erinma is guest speaker, introducing the work of the Manchester Science Group, and their approaches to communicating science.

Helping make sense of the Brain

As part of Brain Awareness Week 2007, Ellen and Stuart ran their popular brain workshop at The Manchester Museum. Kids and their families explored hands-on activities with young neuroscientists to gain an insight into how the brain works.

A fun night of MAKING SENSE at The Dana Centre

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You Know It Makes Sense at The Dana Centre

Traumatised by the death of her grandma who was eaten by a wolf, Little Rosie Hood takes to the psychiatrist’s couch where all is not what it seems! Join the Manchester Science Group for an insiders' guide to perception. A group of neuroscientists will stimulate, startle and deceive your senses in this comical spin on the Little Red Riding Hood tale. How easily can you be tricked?

Date: Wed 4th October 2006

Time: 7pm

Venue: The Dana Centre

Pre-booking required: 020 7942 4040