Institute of Neuroscience

Annual Events

Recurring Events

NE Epilepsy Research Meeting

This meeting aims to unite all those working on Epilepsy in the region; both clinical and laboratory based.

The 2018 meeting took place on Friday 14 September in the historic Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. Please check back for details of future meetings.

We would like to thank all the speakers, delegates and sponsors for their support. You can download the 2018 NEERNM Programme (PDF) which featured an Osselton Lecture from Dr Fergus Rugg-Gunn (University College Hospitals, London) 'The interface between the brain and the heart'. The poster prize was won by Nishant Sinha, PhD student at Newcastle University.

To be added to the NEERNM mailing list please contact: Tel 0191 208 8320.

Logo for the North East Epilepsy Research Network Meeting (NEERNM)
North east epilepsy research network meeting logo

Practical Cognition

This course is for consultants and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation medicine who want to develop their practical expertise in cognitive assessment and relate this to clinically relevant neuroscience.

The 2019 course will take place in Oxford on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October at Oxford University. Topics will include: Speech, Frontal Lobe, Functional Disorders and Cancer and Cognition.

The course is organized by neurologists Tim Griffiths (Newcastle) and Chris Butler (Oxford).

Please check back for registration details.

Contact phone 0191 208 8320.

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Practical cognition course logo

Three Rivers Parkinson's Meeting

Designed to unite all those working on Parkinson's Disease in the North East region. The 2019 meeting will take place on Friday 8 February at Hardwick Hall hotel

The 2019 meeting will take place on Friday 8 February. Confirmed speakers are Professor Huw Morris, UCL Institute of Neurology, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital, Queen Square. Dr Ed Richfield, consultant in Elderly medicine with a sub-specialty of movement disorders at North Bristol NHS Trust. 

The meeting is organised by Professor Richard Walker (Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT), Dr Naomi Warren and Professor Nicola Pavese (both Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS FT). 

Venue: Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, TS21 2EH. Just North of the A177/A689 Roundabout at Sedgefield, a few minutes from the A1(M) Junction 60 or the A19. Follow the A177 North for 200 meters from the roundabout towards Durham and the driveway is on your left. There is ample free parking at the hotel.

CPD: The course has previously been awarded 4 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians and we will applying again this time. 

Registration: Please use the link below to book your place using the Newcastle University Webstore, payment can be made with a debit or credit card. If you require an alternative payment method please contact.
Delegates are offered 3 registration rates
Option 1: £60, place at the conference dinner on Thursday 7 February, with bed and breakfast at Hardwick Hall, and conference attendance on Friday 8 February.
Option 2: £35, please at the conference dinner on Thursday 7 February and conference registration on Friday 8 February. NO Accommodation.
Option 3: £20, conference registration on Friday 8 February. NO conference dinner. NO Accommodation. 

To be added to the mailing list please contact phone 0191 208 8320.

Journal Clubs

A number of special interest seminar series are run by Institute members. If you are interested in joining please contact the relevant person from the list below.

Auditory Neuroscience journal club: contact Daniyal Daud

Brain, Cognition and Language journal club: contact Chris Petkov

Centre for Behaviour & Evolution seminar series: contact Colline Poirier

DeMANDs - Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases journal club: contact Beth Edgar

Diversity and Equality in Academic Research journal club: contact Colline Poirier

Fun with R - an R statistical programming language club: contact Clare Andrews

Mental Time Travel journal club: contact Tom Smulders

Mitochondrial Research journal club: contact Angela Pyle

Parkinson's Disease seminar series: contact Amy Reeve 

Psychiatry Lab Lunch: contact Peter Gallagher 

Rehabilitation Science seminar series: contact Heather Hunter 

Sensori-Motor journal club: contact Annie Gott or Thomas Guiho

If you would like your journal club adding to this list or are having problems contacting a group please email