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Brains at the Ready at Culford School

Published Tuesday 13th of January 2015 11:59:33 AM

Dr Guy Sutton, a neuroscientist and Honorary Special Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, came to Culford School�s Biology department for an exciting �Brain Day�.

Dr Guy Sutton at Culford School Brain Day

The enthusiastic Dr Sutton talked to the pupils about neurobiology, a growing field of study which is becoming increasingly important. He introduced them to the complex workings of the nervous system and brain.

To put learning into practice, there was a chance to witness a brain dissection: Dr Sutton detailed every stage of the dissection, explaining what he was doing and allowing students to interact. The pupils then learned about the science behind Alzheimer�s disease, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and more.

At the end of the day, Dr Sutton gave a talk to Culford School�s Medical Society, comprised of Sixth Formers who are particularly interested in pursuing a career in health care, about advances in technology designed to help patients with brain injuries.

The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils, and, as the learning touched on degree level courses in places, it stretched and challenged the pupils to think beyond the syllabus.

Culford�s most able pupils are also stretched by the Scholars� Programme series of lectures, which happen throughout the year. The current theme is �Science and�� and speakers have included academics, health professionals and Culford teachers. The next talk is by Claire Higgins, an Old Culfordian and lecturer at Imperial College London, on Friday 27 February.
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