Take a journey through the brain in this livestreamed event for all the family. Explore the different parts of your brain together with Crick scientist Jasmine Harley and BBC presenter Greg Foot. Join in on the games and puzzles to learn more about the brain and get a chance to hear all about Jasmine’s research. Bring your curiosity along – you’ll have the opportunity to ask our scientist questions during the event!
To join, you will need:
- A brain hat (available to print at home from here. This may take 20 minutes to assemble. If you don't have a printer, you can make your own at home by using the template to draw your own on a swim cap.)
- A friend/parent to compete against
- Your brain
- Some questions to ask the scientist!
This event is suitable for families with primary-school aged children.
There is no need to book a ticket, but if you would like a reminder email about the event please sign up via Eventbrite. Alternatively, just head to our YouTube or Facebook page at 10.30 (BST - UK time).
Jasmine Harley is a PhD student at the Francis Crick Institute who uses stem cells to study neurodegeneration. Read more about here below!
Greg Foot is a Science Broadcaster on BBC TV & Radio (incl BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (incl ‘Surprisingly Brilliant’) & popular YouTuber (incl ‘Let’s Go Live’ & ‘BBC Earth’). Greg also gives talks on his science adventures & runs public engagement training around the world.
Other than science, how do you spend your time?
I live on a narrowboat, so I spend most of my time cruising around the canals in London!
How does your research impact the average person?
I am researching how brain cells behave to shed light on how we all move. And to learn more about how specific diseases like Motor Neuron Disease occur
What’s the most surprising part of your job that people wouldn’t know about?
I grow human brain cells in the lab!