U3A Event Neurological Disorders

Northumbria Region U3A with Newcastle University are holding an event on 25th January in the Hancock Museum.

All details can be found below:-

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY. Friday 25th January 2019 in the HANCOCK MUSEUM
Registration and coffee 11:45 am for a start at Noon. Buffet lunch 1:30pm till 2:15 pm. To end by 4:15 pm. COST £ 10:00 PER HEAD. Places limited. Booking for ——————U3A contact email————– Names Email& phone Dietary requirements __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Please register with Alexa Rainsford, alexarainsford@btinternet.com or phone 0191 2146463. Please make cheques payable to Northumbria Region U3A and send them to Alexa Rainsford, 23 Clifton Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2YE Initial details for time table see as follows. Final timetable will be circulated to attendees mid January 2019.


“You may recall from the VOICE workshop at the U3A National Conference that, in addition to supporting academic research, VOICE also provides public engagement activity to support the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) in its ambition to stimulate the design and development of new products and services that will allow us all to live full and active lives for longer. VOICE, with NICA, works to gather public insights and experiences that will inspire the UK’s entrepreneurs and innovators to explore possibilities that could address the key challenges, needs and aspirations of our growing, ageing population. VOICE would like to build on the existing valuable relationship with the Northumbria Region U3A to explain and trial the initial stages of new insight workshops around a particular theme. The format will be a short presentation followed by a workshop (12:00-13:30), further details about the theme will be sent nearer the time”

Towards a better understanding of neurological disorders
The Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource is one of ten brain tissue banks which make up the UK network and it provides support and tissue to the research community worldwide. Brain banks have had an enormous impact, not only in diagnosis and training but also in enabling breakthroughs in neurodegenerative disease research. Dr Chris Morris, Scientific Director of the Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource, will speak on the subject of neurological disorders and the role of the Brain Tissue Resource in supporting major advances in identifying, understanding and tackling them.
Dr Morris’s presentation will be followed by a practical session with Research Nurse Susan Richardson, Technician Sharon Foster and post-doctoral researchers Lauren Walker and Kirsty McAleese explaining the mechanics of tissue donation. They will be happy to deal with delegates’ questions and clarify any issues raised