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The Educated Brain - Final Policy event and website



On April 24th 2018, Cambridge Neuroscience together with Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, hosted the concluding policy event of the Educated Brain seminar series at Westminster.

In advance of the event, we were delighted to launch the Educated Brain website.

The ESRC funded Educated Brain seminar series comprised interdisciplinary seminars/workshops designed to share recent findings from neuroscience that are important for education and engage policy-makers with the emerging field of educational neuroscience in ways that are effective and meaningful.

This seminar series brought together a variety of stakeholders, including researchers in educational/cognitive neuroscience, teachers and policy-makers to understand theoretical issues as well as policy and practice implications.

The purpose of this final event was to showcase syntheses, in lay terms, from our seminar series. Stakeholders from across sectors have contributed to identifying key opportunities and challenges in bringing neuroscience and education together, with recommendations for national and local policy. We showcased some of the latest research in the field of Education and Neuroscience in the UK, via short talks and posters in lay terms from various institutions, to raise the profile of this important new field of cross-disciplinary working. 

The series is unique in that it is supported and coordinated by three University of Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centres and Strategic Research Initiatives - Cambridge Language Sciences, Public Policy and Cambridge Neuroscience.

For more information and policy briefs, please see:

For photographs from the evening, please see:


The Educated Brain Programme Committee


Dr Sara Baker, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Dr Michelle Ellefson, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Dr Dervila Glynn, Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Dr Charlotte Sausmann, University of Cambridge

Ms Jane Walsh, Cambridge Language Sciences, University of Cambridge


For further information:

Email: Dr Dervila Glynn







Posted on 24/05/2018

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