About this day
For A level and IB students
Psychology in Action: Power of the Mind is a wide-ranging programme examining the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world. Five incredibly engaging sessions will help students realise their potential and discover the impact they can have on the world. Join renowned speakers from academia, medicine, industry and commerce for an unmissable day, complemented by a special session on examination success.
“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Programme & speakers
Mastering memory Ginny Smith, Science communicator
Find out what happens in the brain when we learn and store memories, and why we shouldn’t always trust everything we remember. Ginny uses quizzes and games to explore memory and how to improve it using psychology and neuroscience research.
About Ginny Smith
Ginny is a scientist and science communicator. She is presenter and producer for the PsychCrunch podcast and has co-written three books as well as publishing numerous articles for various audiences.
Why sex is fun, but gender rarely is Dany Nobus, Brunel University
Discover the place of gender (sexual identity and role) in the broader framework of the human sexual experience. For human beings gender is a complex and often contested repository of psycho-social forces, which isn’t always easy to navigate.
About Professor Dany Nobus
Dany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London and the former Chair of the Freud Museum.
"There's an eyeball in my soup!" Life as a forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes, Consultant Psychologist
Kerry has worked with everyone from shoplifters to serial killers, struggling parents to charming psychopaths! She will reveal what forensic psychologists really do and both the rewards and pitfalls of a career in this area.
About Kerry Daynes
Kerry was one of the first Forensic Psychologists to train in the NHS and has since worked with some of Britain’s most complex and challenging criminals in prison, hospital and community settings.
Dance and the brain Peter Lovatt, Director of Dance Psychology at Movement in Practice
What’s the link between dancing and the brain? How does dancing change the way we think and solve problems? Why is the way we move linked to our hormonal and genetic make up? This is the science of dance.
About Dr Peter Lovatt
Peter is a former professional dancer who spent over 25 years working in universities as an academic psychologist interested in the effect that dancing and moving has on people.
The psychology of a magician Matt Pritchard, Scientist and Magician
Is seeing really perceiving? Can free thinking be manipulated? During this interactive session of mind games and sensory deception, you will learn how a combination of psychology and magic can create real life Jedi masters.
About Dr Matt Pritchard
Dr Matt Pritchard is a magician and a member of the Magic Circle. He is a lapsed atomic physicist with a love of recreational maths. He is also a member of the Science of Magic Association, which aims to foster research collaborations between magicians and psychologists.