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Nerd Nite: brains and bodies, fairy tales, living without stuff

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Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Road Brighton, East Sussex
Price: £3 / £4
Speaker(s): Various

Nerd Nite: brains and bodies, fairy tales, living without stuff

Brain-body interactions in emotion and cognition - Cassandra Gould

Cassandra will be presenting the research focus of her lab: the interplay between the brain and the body. She will guide you through some of the latest research, discuss how the brain-body relationship effects our thoughts and emotions, and how this relationship may be altered in different psychiatric conditions.

Dr Cassandra Gould is a neuroscientist and researcher at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Cassandra has a BSc in Biological Sciences (University of Brighton), an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology (UCL) and a PhD in Informatics (University of Sussex, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science). Cassandra has always been a nerd, and now she gets to be one for a living.

Fairy Tale Politics: Ideological Applications of Popular Narrative Traditions - Andrew Teverson

We think of fairy tales as being otherworldly, but these magical narratives have always had political functions, both because they shape our perceptions about the world from an early age, and because writers find it relatively easy to adapt fairy tales to polemical purposes. Andrew Teverson considers the social and political applications of two well-known European traditions: the English chapbook narrative ‘Jack and the Beanstalk' and the French story ‘Barbe bleue' (Bluebeard).

Andrew is Professor of English Literature and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University. His recent books include a critical introduction to fairy tales for Routledge's New Critical Idiom series (2013) and a two-volume coedited edition of the selected works of the Victorian folklorist and fairy tale collector Andrew Lang (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

How To Be Radical: Lessons Learnt From Living With 100 Things - Jonathan Munn

In January 2012 Jonathan gave up all his life possessions and started his new life with only 100 things. What he didn't realise is how such a simple step would completely change his life forever. In his presentation Jonathan will take you on his journey and share his insights into the value of starting, accountability and how to overcome your fear to ensure that you're getting the most from you! Are you ready to do something radical?

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Professor Andrew Teverson
Email: a.teverson@kingston.ac.uk

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