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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

MRW13: Question Time; The Brain and Society Event

11:00 - 12:00
20 March 2013
The Bridge Bar, Students' Union - Building 42, Highfield Campus

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Event details

This stimulating and fun event aims to encourage enquiry, debate and even controversy as leading academics give 5-minute presentations on issues relating to the brain and society before throwing the field open to all-comers. Hear about the issue of criminal responsibility for acts performed whilst intoxicated; how self-control, while valued by society can lead, if too much is applied, to problems like depression and anorexia; addiction to alcohol and the problem for medicine/ the medical profession; whether or not we still have a hunter’s brain inside an urban body; and memory loss – who are we when we lose our memory? Come and debate with our experts! Chaired by Professor Alex Neill (Philosophy), speakers include: Professor Hazel Biggs (Law), Professor Tom Lynch (Psychology), Professor Paul Roderick (Medicine) Professor Clive Gamble (Archaeology and Dr Cheryl Hawkes (Medicine).

Tea/coffee and cakes will be from 10am with the event starting at 11am.

Also at this event there will be:

EPSRC funding opportunities: bridging the gap

Poster presentations highlighting some of the exciting new research which our academics have undertaken through a new EPSRC-funded initiative designed to enable cross disciplinary academic innovation and creativity. BTG aims to deliver high-quality projects directed towards the global physical, economic and social challenges that face today's modern world, as well as supporting projects and activities that foster and develop interdisciplinary research activity, particularly between engineering and physical sciences and other disciplines.

Curriculum innovation: take control of your degree

We are developing an innovative modular approach to our curriculum offerings which allow opportunities for students to exercise choice and personalise their learning across more programmes. Visit the stall to find out how to take control of your degree and enhance your employability.

Please be aware that filming and photography will be carried out throughout the Multidisciplinary Research Week. If you would like to object to being filmed or photographed throughout the event, then please contact



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