The 2017 Ada Benson Lecture – ‘The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain’ with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Friday 16th June 7.00-8.30 pm Book now!
We are thrilled to announce our speaker for this year’s Ada Benson Lecture will be Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore speaking on ‘The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain and How it Develops’.
Professor Blakemore has won numerous awards and prizes for her research, some of these include the British Psychological Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology in 2001; the recipient of Women in Science, Technology and Engineering Heirloom in 2011, The Royal
Society Rosalind Franklin Award and The Turin Young Mind & Brain Prize in 2013. She also gave a TED talk at TEDGlobal in 2012 in Edinburgh, and was one of 30 women under the age of 45 listed in The Times Young Female Power List in 2014.
Professor Blakemore has also co-authored the ground-breaking book The Learning Brain – Lessons for
Education with Uta Frith, which reviews how and when the brain learns, and the implications of this knowledge for educational policy and practice.
Professor Blakemore is Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL as well as Editor in Chief of the journal Development Cognitive Neuroscience, and also an OHS alumna.
If you would like to reserve seats for the Ada Benson Lecture (there is no cost involved) please book by Wednesday 14th June 2017. Girls in Year 10 and above are also strongly encouraged to attend. We do hope you will be able to join us for this prestigious event.