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Public Lectures

Brain/Power: How brain energy supply defines computational power and prevents disability caused by e.g. stroke. Given at UCL (www.physoc.org/video/publiclecture-2006-david-attwell) and Melbourne (www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6NGeEDpIN4).

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Can you think yourself thin? Considers whether brain energy use affects body weight (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02rgflk).

Public Discussion Women in Science: The Royal Society, 19th October 2012.

School children Each year, via the In2Science scheme (http://in2scienceuk.org/), we take an underprivileged school child into the lab for 2 weeks to do a mini-project. This shows them the excitement of doing science, and encourages them to do a science degree.

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