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PE opportunities: Would you like to volunteer for Cambridge Neuroscience during the Cambridge Science Festival?

Get some valuable public engagement experience by volunteering with Cambridge Neuroscience at some great events during Brain Awareness Week at this year's Cambridge Science Festival.

Volunteer with CamBRAIN at Build a (Cam)BRAIN

Come along and join CamBRAIN on March 18th from 10:00-16:00 at the Guildhall in Central Cambridge.

In this drop in workshop, visitors will see some real neurons through a microscope using a mobile phone, have the opportunity to speak with a real neuroscientist (You!) and learn all about the most fascinating organ in the body. They will even have the opportunity to create their own colourful neuron masterpiece and get their face painted.

  1. Full training will be provided at a workshop that will be held in early March (March 5th 2018, 17:30-19:30)
  2. All materials will be provided
  3. Please contribute a minimum of 2 hours if possible
  4. Note that the session will be restricted entry from 10:00-12:00 (Autism Friendly) 
  6. Please get in contact with Dervila Glynn or Kate Harris if you would like to get involved


Neural Knitworks at the Cambridge Science Festival

Neural Knitworks (you may remember from BRAINFest) are back and are partnering with Cambridge Neuroscience for the Cambridge Science Festival.

There will be a number of events over the whole course of the Science Festival, including a pop up exhibit in the Grand Arcade atrium, public drop in ‘knit-in’ sessions, bookable family sessions and school visits.


  1. Attendees learn to ‘knit a neuron’ (non-knit options available) while learning a little bit about the brain – the creations are spectacular!
  2. We would like some willing volunteers to be the on-hand neuroscientists to talk to the visitors about their work in an informal way
  3. There will be speakers at most of these events too and you do not have to be able to knit!
  4. Please contribute a minimum of 2 hours if possible (session details below)
  5. You do not need to give a talk, just be a neuroscientist on hand
  6. Please get in contact with Dervila Glynn if you would like to get involved


Community drop in sessions

Thur 8th March Time pm TBC (Girton WI)

Sat 10th March 10.00-15.00 (Storey's Field Centre, Eddington)

Mon 12th March TBC (Chrishall Holy Trinity and St Nicholas C of E Primary School, Royston, transport provided)

Bookable/Drop in sessions

12-16th March 10:00-16:00, Grand Arcade atrium, pop up exhibition

Tue 13th March 10:00-12:00 (Central Library)

Tue 13th March 16:00-18:00 (Central Library)

Fri 16th March 10:00-12:00 (Central Library)

Fri 16th March 16:00-18:00 (Central Library)

Sun 18th March 10:00-12:00 (Guildhall - Autism friendly session)

Sun 18th March 14:00-16:00 (Guildhall)

Tue 20th March 10:00-12:00 (Central Library)

Tue 20th March 16:00-18:00 (Central Library)

Fri 23rd March 10:00-12:00 (Central Library)

Fri 23rd March 16:00-18:00 (Central Library)

Sat 24th March 14:00-17:00 (Cavendish Laboratory)

Sun 25th March 11:00-15:00 (Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology)

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Posted on 05/02/2018

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