Scouts and Guides open evenings

We hold regular open evenings for local Cub Scout and Guide groups, giving children the chance to be a neuroscientist for a night.

Scout and Guide groups are invited to the Hadyn Ellis Building to spend the evening learning about the human brain and the research carried out by our scientists.

Activities include a tour of our laboratories, where we experiment with microscopes and a host of different slides, discover what DNA looks like and find out how our genes work.

We challenge the groups to a variety of games, including creating a neuron using pipecleaners and successfully navigating a 'Stroop' mat - whereby participants race to say the colour and not the word.

We also have an inflatable brain dome so children can quite literally get inside the brain:

BRAIN DOME with children

Get involved

To discuss an open evening for your Scout or Guide group, please contact:

Communications (Psychological Medicine)