2017 Events Archive
WED 1 FEB
This remarkable documentary details how Owen Suskind, a boy living with autism, uses Disney as a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. This inspiring and uplifting film has been nominated for Best Documentary at this year's Academy Awards.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Steven Chance from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and chaired by Science Oxford.
6.15pm, Ultimate Pic Palace, Cowley Road, Oxford
Students £8 and Adults £9
SAT 4 FEB
PUBLIC MEETING FOR WORLD CANCER DAY
A morning of talks and information about what’s happening locally within the cancer community – open to all, no need to sign up.
Participants; Cancer Research UK, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxford City Council, Oxford Prostate Cancer Support Group, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Oxfordshire Public Health, St Katherine’s House Hospice.
9.30am - 12.30pm, Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford
TUES 28 FEB
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE CHILD: MATERNAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE
Young people born prematurely or to complicated pregnancies can have high blood pressure or heart shape alterations. Is there a link between these pregnancy complications and heart disease in later life? Dr Mariane Bertagnolli (University of Oxford) will discuss where we are in the search for answers.
This is a special Sci Bar event in collaboration with the Oxford International Women’s Festival, celebrating Women in the Arts, Politics, Science and Education. The event is free and there is no need to register in advance.
7.00pm, The Blue Room, St Aldate's Tavern
SAT 25 FEB - SAT 4 MARCH
COMIC BOOK SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING HEART DISEASE
Dr Charlotte Hooper from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine has created a comic book-style tour of the human heart and what can go wrong in cardiomyopathy – an inherited form of heart disease. Her artwork will be on display at Inky Fingers – Oxford’s only Comic Book shop. Come along to illustrate your own comic book ending to her research story.
Tue–Fri 12 noon–7pm, Sat 10am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm, Inky Fingers Comic Book Shop, 38 Cowley Road
MONDAY 6 MARCH - FRI 17 MARCH
I'M A SCIENTIST, GET ME OUT OF HERE!
'I'm a scientist, get me out of here!' is a free online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They ask the scientists anything they want, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
thurs 9 march - fri 12 may
brain diaries events
- Thu 9 Mar - Brain Diaries Academic Symposium & Drinks Reception
- Fri 10 Mar - Oxford International Women’s Festival - Brain Spotlight - Museum of Natural History
- Sat 11 Mar - Super Science Saturday: The Brain
- Mon 13 Mar - Sex, Flies and Videotape
- Tues 14 Mar - What makes the human brain different?
- Wed 15 Mar - Looking and Perceiving in the Ashmolean
- Wed 15 Mar - ‘The Shaking Palsy’: past, present and future of Parkinson’s disease
- Wed 15 Mar - Has your brain developed normally?
- Thu 16 Mar - Sir Hugh Cairns: A Pioneering Neurosurgeon
- Sat 18 Mar - The Upside-Down Brain: Art and Neuroscience at the Ashmolean
- Sat 18 Mar - Brain Diaries Demos
- Sun 19 Mar - Brain Aware
- Mon 20 Mar - Brain imaging then and now
- Thu 23 Mar - Brain Diaries Psychology Day: ‘A Look Inside the Brain’
- Fri 24 Mar - No Bell Prize
- Sat 25 Mar - Dementia Awareness Day
- Sat 25 Mar - Brain Diaries Demos
- Wed 29 Mar - Fixing the brain before it's broken
- Sun 2 Apr - Film Screening of ‘X+Y’
- Mon 17 - Wed 19 Apr - Easter Holidays: Brain Power!
- Wed 10 May - Music and the Brain
- Fri 12 May - Neuro Night
FRI 10 MARCH - SUN 19 MARCH
DIGITAL DISCOVERY FESTIVAL WITH OXFORD SPARKS
To coincide with British Science Week Oxford Sparks are launching a Digital Discovery Festival; a chance to find out about exciting new science from the University from the comfort of your own home – or whilst you’re out and about on your phone.
THU 16 MARCH
MRC BRAIN NETWORKS DYNAMICS UNIT SCHOOLS OPEN DAY
MRC BDNU will be hosting around 120 students and teachers from 11 schools across the county. They will be running 3 x 2hr sessions across the day – with each pupil visiting a talk and complementary practical session.
MON 15 MAY - SUN 21 MAY
AGEING: FROM BIRTH AND BEYOND
How does your brain and body change as you get older and how do you stay healthy all that time? As part of Dementia Awareness Week 15th-21st May 2017 Oxford scientists will be part of an event on ageing and dementia in Templars Square Shopping Centre called - Ageing: From Birth and Beyond.
Organised by Living Well Oxford and supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award, the event will offer practical advice and information on ageing and dementia as well as a chance to understand more about the science behind getting older. The event will include hands-on activities, the chance to try workshops designed to keep your mind & body active & healthy and special offers from fashion & beauty retailers on how to change your style as you age.
THU 18 MAY
FREE PUBLIC TALK: CLINICAL TRIALS AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH
Karen Barker, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, University of Oxford will talk about how studies into exercise are providing insights into bone health.
Cushla Cooper, Research Manager, Surgical Intervention Trials Unit, University of Oxford will explain how patients and the public have worked with the University to design clinical trials. From children’s fingernail injuries to broken legs in adults, patients provide valuable insight into how researchers design and manage research into new surgical techniques.
6.15pm-7.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Academic, Headington, OX3 9DU
THU 30 MARCH - FRI 16 JUN
INSIGHT: AN ART AND SCIENCE EXHIBITION
The Structural Genomics Consortium and the Arts University of Bournemouth present ‘Insight: an Art and Science Exhibition’ at the Radcliffe Science Library, showing work arising from an ongoing collaborative partnership between the AUB and the SGC. The collaboration makes a valuable contribution in creating a dialogue between art and science, and in bridging the gap between two forms of knowledge – scientific and aesthetic.