Do you work on research about the brain? Can you talk to the public about it?
The SPCR are working with Oxford University's Curiosity Carnival to run a ‘Knit a Neuron’ event at the Oxford Botanical Gardens on September 29th from 3-7pm.
We are asking researchers from across the School to take part, who’s work is based in, or in a collaboration with Oxford. This is a fantastic opportunity to do meaningful public engagement. If your work involves anything to do with the brain (be it mental health, dementia, stroke, psychology, neuroscience etc) please get in touch.
What is the event?
Sit in a garden, help young people and their parents make a neuron, and talk about your research.
The aim is to ‘make a memory’, and have many neurons connected together at the end of the day to demonstrate how the brain works.
I can’t knit!
Don’t worry! We will have the main cell bodies ready to go, so all you will need to do is add the axons and dendrons (with plaits or just bits of yarn).
Please get in touch with Emma Palmer-Cooper for more details.