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News from the British Neuroscience Association


12 - 15 April 2015

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

We are delighted to announce the BNA will be hosting the BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience , 12 - 15 April at Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

For more information, click here .  We very much look forward to seeing you there!

FENS Forum 2014

The 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience takes place from 5th – 9th July in Milan, Italy. This meeting is now attracting over 7000 delegates and is the largest Neuroscience meeting in Europe. As a member organisation of FENS, BNA members receive reduced registration fees! Click here for details: .

Read the members-only BNA Bulletin Issue 70!

The latest edition of our BNA Bulletin Spring edition, Issue 70, can be found on our BNA home page at .

Due to an increase in print and mailing costs, the BNA Bulletin is now only available as a PDF version (with the latest edition made available to members only).  This will uploaded onto the BNA home page upon its release, three times a year, and members will be notified via the fortnightly e-bulletin.

Did you know?  You can also view a digital archive of all editions released over the last 10 years on our website, .

Society of Biology: Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of Higher Education

The Society of Biology is gathering evidence to inform a Society of Biology response to the Higher Education Commission inquiry into the financial sustainability of higher education in England.

They are seeking evidence in the form of organisational, institutional, departmental and personal views, as well as any studies or data analysis you have available. The deadline for submitting this information is 4pm on Friday 30th May 2014 .

For more information, and details on how to participate, click here .

"You've Got Some Explaining To Do - Advice for Neuroscientists Writing for Lay Readers", by Jane Nevins

What are people who read opinion-page articles looking for? How can you reach people who read general-interest magazines? Hint: It's not the same as your colleagues or science journals.

This compact book offers the reasons and information that can help scientific writers adopt new habits to be successful and happy writing for a non-science audience.

This book is available to download for free via the Dana Foundation website, at

Society of Biology: Biology Week 2014 - Questions Needed!

The Society of Biology is looking for Member Organisations to submit questions for a Biology Week 2014 quiz. If you are keen to be involved, please could you send us up to 10 questions, plus up to 5 with links to the secondary school curriculum if you would like, to .

They all need to be multiple choice and should either be yes/no or have 4 alternatives. We will divide up the questions for use online and for use in schools/universities/pubs, using as many of them as possible.  The 10 questions can be at any level, and the optional extra 5 can be linked to the curriculum at any secondary level (including A-level, but this should be specified).

Posted on 07/05/2014

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