Feed your brain with a night of mind-expanding neuroscience goodness

Poster for NeuroNight featuring brain

NeuroNight – part of the Brain Diaries exhibition & events programme 

12 May, 7-10pm, £3 

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is opening its doors after hours on Friday 12 May and inviting the public to enjoy a night of neuroscience-inspired fun. NeuroNight is part of Brain Diaries, an exhibition and events programme in partnership with Oxford Neuroscience that unlocks the mysteries of the brain’s development at each stage of life, from before birth until old age. Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, NeuroNight will both entertain and provide a unique insight into current research from the rapidly developing field of neuroscience. 

Visitors can sample NeuroCocktails, courtesy of Elizabeth Tunbridge who will be reprising the cocktail master-class-cum-science lesson which drew a great crowd at Oxfordshire Science Festival earlier this year. 

There will also be live music from global community Sofar Sounds, alongside an explanation from some of Oxford’s auditory neuroscientists about what is going on in the brain when we listen to music. But what about when we make music? The climax of the evening will be a live performance in the centre court by award-winning beatboxer Reeps One, whose specialised pattern of brain activity has been revealed in scans by neuroscientists.

If all that makes you feel tired, head over to researchers from the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute who will be occupying a bed throughout the evening from which they will relate their latest discoveries about the science of sleep. 

Crafty folk can knit a neuron while chatting to neuroscientists about the brain’s anatomy and wiring, and Laughing Yoga in the centre court will give visitors a welcome release of serotonin.  

Café culture with a difference will be served up with our research menu: Grab a drink at the bar and select a research topic to your taste, then discuss with researchers over a glass of wine. Plats du jour include ‘Upside Down Brains’ and ‘Brain Network Efficiency’. 

Tickets are just £3 for this unique, not-to-be-missed addition to Oxford’s nightlife.

For further information and images contact: Scott Billings, Digital Engagement Officer, Museum of Natural History: scott.billings@oum.ox.ac.uk | 01865 282537