After reading the first of my three previous BrainWEEK postings a friend asked me whether it really is an International event , because in England not a word had been heard.
I have done a little bit of research and discovered that last year's Brain Awareness Week got a spot on The One Show but for 2011 I came up with absolutely nothing.
I went on to the site of the organisers of the event, the Dana Foundation:
To discover a list of over 150 places taking part from at least thirty different countries including:
Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Israel, Italy, India, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, USA.
There were a few centres listed in England and Scotland that are taking part in BrainWEEK: Bristol, Monmouth, Leeds, London and Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, but I found nothing more when I google Brain Awareness UK.
So in answer to my friend’s question yes it is well and truly an international affair!
I hope that all those getting a chance to take part all over the world are having as much enjoyment from it as I am.
There are no tickets left for the Comedy meets Science evening with a professor from Bristol University and a stand-up comic, or for the arty discussion about the illusion in paintings at the end of the week, but I will turn up anyway in the hope that someone decides not to go and that I shall be the lucky one to get the spare ticket.