Three more great events at this year’s Cambridge Festival – and they’re all from BRC researchers

We’ve already publicised our webinar and family event taking place as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival – now we want to let you know about three more events taking place during the Festival, and they’re all from researchers we fund and support.

Check out the details below – and don’t forget to find out about our events (if you haven’t already) and other NIHR events taking place in Cambridge.

Mental Health

The crisis in mental health in young women and girls: does our education system make it worse? What should we do?

Why are girls and young women suffering levels of stress and anxiety so far in excess of those their mothers and grandmothers experienced? What part does stress at school and university play? Do we have too many exams? Is the content of university courses too onerous? Does the method of assessment at UK universities stress out young women? Why are university students more likely to suffer anxiety than their counterparts at work?

Join Professors Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Tamsin Ford as they examine some potential solutions, in this hour-long talk from 6-7pm on Monday 27 March, taking place at the Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street.

To find out more and book your place.


New medical imaging techniques in the era of A.I.

Dr Joshua Kaggie is an MRI physicist and senior research associate in the Department of Radiology, where he works on developing new imaging techniques. Dr Kaggie moved to Cambridge from Utah in 2015 and has been involved in a range of projects including osteoarthritis, cancer, and dementia imaging.

This talk will discuss some of the more novel imaging techniques that are being developed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, including the use of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) for use as a new cancer imaging method. This talk will discuss artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML) techniques, their current and future impact on medical imaging and diagnostics, and medical imaging research underway at Addenbrooke’s Hospital – with an emphasis on MRI techniques. The talk will feature a live demonstration of interesting AI developments, some of which may not relate to medicine – yet.

The talk is on Monday, 27 March, from 7.30-8.15pm, at University of Cambridge Admissions Office, New Museums site, Bene’t Street. For more information and to book your place.

Neurodegenerative Disease and Dementias

Memory Matters – an in-person discussion about brain health

This event, taking place from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursday 30 March in the Herchel Smith Building, Robinson Way, will be an opportunity to join researchers for a discussion about brain health in the context of ageing and dementia.

Many of us are worried about our memory as we get older, or following stress to the body (such as long COVID), and it is common to wonder whether we might be developing dementia. But, how much do you know about dementia and how it is detected and treated? In this workshop, you will have the chance to meet, and ask questions of, the doctors, psychologists and nurses who run the world-famous Addenbrooke’s Hospital Memory Clinic.

Short presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session with members of the Memory Clinic team.

For more information and details on how to book.

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