Outreach in a shopping centre


The Physiological Society went to Cardiff from Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 July, where they held their annual scientific conference, Physiology 2015.  Aside from the talks and poster presentations from many physiologists (and other scientists) from around the world (around 800 or so attended, I believe), there were career development workshops, discussion panels and socials – for networking, of course 😉 – all to cater the attendees who are in different stages of their careers.

PhySoc also held free public events, including this year’s annual public lecture by Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist and stand-up comedian, on the Science of Laughter. Amongst other things, Sophie has appeared on BBC Radio Four, and has been a TED speak this year in March. A live recording was made from her talk at Physiology 2015 which can be found on the Guardian’s website – a must watch for everyone, because who doesn’t…

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