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Public Engagement – Upcoming events

Friday 31 October 2014

Public engagement events showcase the research done at Queen Mary and involve the public with what we do. We have a wide range of activities and events coming up run by students and open to students to attend, for a sample of what we have on look no further!

Art Neuro presents a new frame of mind on science - 6-9 November

Do bees get bored? Can LSD be used to treat mental illness? Can fish become drug addicts? All these questions, and more, exercise the thoughts of scientists working on the brain, and in Art Neuro’s debut exhibition they will now also stimulate the creativity of a group of artists.

Conceived by Queen Mary PhD student, Supatra Marsh, Art Neuro brings together a collective of more than 30 neuroscientists and artists based in London. Working together, they have devised an exhibition of 16 original artworks, which will be on display for the first time from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 November at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane, East London. Over four days the Art Neuro exhibition will also be hosting a number of interactive events and workshops where visitors can learn about the brain through live experiments, knitting, screen-printing, poetry and mixology.

For more information, to book a workshop, and to read Vice’s take on ArtNeuro, visit their website.

Other Public Engagement Events

Barts Pathology Museum 

Named one of CNN's Ten Weirdest Medical Museums in the World, Barts Pathology Museum offers quirky, interesting events and a desire to bring pathology alive. Have a look at their website for events on Sherlock Holmes, Hitchcock’s London and Jack the Ripper, as well as the chance to see their infamous collection of real medical specimens.

The Art of Translation - Then and Now 

On Tuesday 25 November this public workshop introduces you to the work of translators, and shows how we do the same things in our own lives through storytelling, examples and hands on activities. The event will interest anyone who deals with different languages or cultures.

Public debate: Are emotions useful?

On Wednesday 17 December Queen Mary will host a public debate in which four expert panellists will discuss questions on issues related to emotions and their role in our day to day lives. The event is free, and gives you the chance to decide the topics for the night, then vote at the end…are our emotions useful??

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