On Manchester Day (19 June, the very day of the famous annual parade) a major science extravangaza called The Brain Box will take place in the Town Hall right in the centre of Manchester.

The Brain Box will be a unique event involving scientists, clinicians, creative practitioners and artists, full of exciting, fun and thought-provoking exhibits, displays and hands-on activities for all ages to explore how the brain works, how it is studied, what can go wrong in our brains, and how this might be fixed.

The initiators and main organisers of The Brain Box are Andreas Prokop and Stuart Allan from the Faculty of Life Sciences, and it is a collaboration between Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester, Salford University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Museum of Science and Industry, Stroke Association, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Parkinson’s UK, MND Association, National Autistic Society, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Liverpool, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, University of York, three companies, two dance troops, a choir and a number of artists.

Come and rummage around in The Brain Box on the 19 June 2016 , when the doors of the Town Hall will be open for you from 10-18 hr.

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We still welcome volunteers. If you would like to help on the day and be part of the event, please, contact Andreas.Prokop@manchester.ac.uk