The Institute of Education has relaunched the Open Lecture Series with a highly acclaimed talk by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. Her theme was “The
Adolescent Brain”. This lecture series based around themes related to Special Education Needs was originally funded by the Training Agency. The aim is to provide an opportunity for teachers and others interested in education as well as colleagues to hear about leading edge research. The Institute is grateful to the charity CfBT for kindly sponsoring this new series which is taking place in the refurbished London Road campus. The chair of their Education Committee, Sir Jim Rose, was in the audience and commented how important this work is for our understanding of adolescents.
The photograph shows Professor Sarah-Jayne Blackmore (second from the left) flanked by Professor Hugo Tucker, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Tony Downs, Pro Vice Chancellor, Sir Jim Rose, Chair of the Education Committee, CfBT and Dr Cathy Tissot, Director of the SENCo programme.