RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2017 – The Adolescent Brain

Fellowship Event


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

  • Education
  • Adolescence
  • Fellowship

We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture, which will be delivered by world-renowned neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Professor Blakemore will be exploring her work in the field of adolescent brain development, and its implications for education and policy.

The Angus Millar Lecture, a key part of RSA Scotland’s annual event programme, is funded by the legacy of Angus Millar FRSA, and we are grateful for his family’s continued support. We are delighted to be in partnership with Young Scot for this year’s lecture and will be looking to work with them in developing some of the themes and ideas advanced by Professor Blakemore.

Tea and coffee will be available before the lecture, with doors open from 5.30pm.

Please note that the event will be livestreamed - join in the discussion on Twitter using #AML2017!

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you have, please email the RSA team: [email protected].

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

About Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group and Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group's research focuses on brain development in human adolescence. 

Professor Blakemore studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and then did her PhD at UCL and a postdoc in Lyon, France. Between 2003 and 2016 she held a series of Royal Society Research Fellowships at UCL. Professor Blakemore has won several awards for her research, including the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal 2011, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013, and the Klaus J Jacobs Prize 2015.

Professor Blakemore is actively involved in public engagement with science activities and has an interest in the links between neuroscience and education. She sat on the Royal Society BrainWaves working group for neuroscience, education, and lifelong learning, and the Royal Society Vision Committee for Science and Mathematics Education. She worked with the Islington Community Theatre on their play, Brainstorm, written and performed by teenagers, which was shown at the National Theatre in London.

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