UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Public Engagement

Public engagement at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology happens across many of our research groups, departments and teams. Our researchers and educators use diverse, creative and exciting activities and techniques to communicate their ideas to all audiences.

News and events

Bloomsbury Festival: 11-20th October 2019

Testing Situations – Created Out of Mind, 19th October 2019: A drop-in exhibition and series of events, including screenings of the ‘Neva’, a film made in collaboration with members of Rare Dementia Support groups and researchers at UCL Dementia Research Centre as part of the Created Out of Mind Residency at Wellcome Collection. Testing Situations website

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The “Picture Your OCD” project aims to raise awareness of OCD, and is part of a larger interaction between researchers at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and artist from London, called the ‘Dear World Project‘. The final piece will be displayed at the Dear World Exhibition at Stour Space in Hackney Wick in February 2020.


UCL World Stroke Day Forum 29th October 2019

This World Stroke Day, we invite Stroke Survivors to the UCL World Stroke Day Forum: a free half-day event of interactive workshops, discussion groups and talks centred on the latest developments in Stroke Research and Rehabilitation.

Dementia and the Arts: free online course over 4 weeks starting 18th November 2019

In this online course you will discover how the arts can create common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.

Promoting Queen Square Brain Bank at UCL ARUK network public engagement event August 2019

ARUK public engagement stand
Green Man festival August 2019

Wellcome Centre for Human Neuromaging showcased some of their research with electromagnetic fields and OPM helmets!

Green Man festival
MND Engage July 2019

The first MND Engage event was held on the 23rd July 2019 at the Francis Crick Institute. For the first time, along with the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) we brought together several London laboratories working on motor neuron disease (including the Patani Lab), patients and carers, to explore innovative strategies of public engagement in MND.

MND Engage event
#BrainPower : UCL Neuroscience Festival June 2019

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MRC Summer Science Fete June 2019

UK DRI at the MRC Science Fete: Virtual Reality Lab Tours, DNA, and Brain Hoopla


Spotlight on....

It's All Academic festival: Saturday 5th October 2019

Including #MadeAtUCL marquee talks and exhibition stands highlighting IoN discoveries.

Kalgera stand

HDC stand

Join Dementia research stand

ION-DRI stand

In2science Placement Program 2019

in2 science program students

For the second year in a row, the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) hosted 6 In2Science students for 2 weeks.

The Volysnki Lab (DCEE) also hosted a student for 2 weeks.

Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging Public Engagement awards April 2019

Crick/MRC Engagement Day: Neuroscience: 30th September 2019

Neuroscientists from the Crick present an afternoon of talks ending with a keynote from Professor Bart De Strooper.

crick engagement day

Pint of Science Festival 2019