For the Public

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It is Brain Awareness Week 2021 (15 - 21 March 2021)! We have some (virtual) events taking place over the next couple of weeks:

Research Insights public event: You chose neuroscience
4.30 - 5.15 pm, Thursday 24 March 2021, online
Join PhD researcher Dr Sarah Neely and postdoctoral scientist Dr Owen Gwydion James to hear about their neuroscience research. Free but please register to receive the link to join.

Brain Awareness Week Public event: Neurotheatre - Simulated brain surgery!
6 - 7.30 pm, Thursday 01 April 2021 (postponed from 19 March due to technical issues moving event to online platform), online
'Neurotheatre -  Simulated Brain Surgery!' is back due to popular demand! Edinburgh Medical School will be going online for an immersive, captivating re-enactment of brain surgery, featuring state-of-the-art surgical technology, alongside a diverse cast of neurosurgeons, A&E doctors, and medical students!   Free but please register to receive the link to join.

You can also explore our online talks and lectures.


Public Talks and Discussions

We regularly offer lectures and discussion events and most are recorded and made available online on our Youtube Channel. You can find a full list on our online talks webpage


You can find us particpating in numerous festivals throughout the year including:

  • The Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Midlothian Science Festval
  • Borders Science festival
  • Dunbar Science Festival
  • Mad Hatter Grey Matter festival
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film Evenings

We regularly contribute to scientifically-themed film screenings with partners such as New Media Scotland, Edinburgh International Science Festival, British Science Association (Edinburgh). Films covered have included:

  • Momento
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Her
  • Inside Out
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Open Days

Edinburgh Neuroscience members participate in Doors Open Day events and regularly invite the public to find out more about our research projects