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Brain Waves Festival at the Polka Theatre

I’m very excited about this event, but nervous, too. With public events, you never know what your audience will be like. This one is supposed to be young...

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Oakham School resources

Two events in one day today and the first is Oakham School. I visited last year to talk to house staff but today it’s the turn of the Year...

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Ten Reasons to Go to the Brain Waves Festival

I have started thinking about what I might say at the opening of the Polka Theatre’s Brain Waves festival next week. I might do a Ten Things Families Need...

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Brain Waves festival, Polka Theatre, London

I’m doing a talk for 10-18s and interested adults, to open the Brain Waves Festival on Sept 21st. Please come! I’ll be talking about all sorts of things...

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Resources for the Cambridge conference today

Greetings to delegates from around the world at the Cambridge International Examinations conference! I’m doing one of the three “Big Ideas” slots today. Only 20 minutes, which is a challenge...

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Cambridge International Examinations – conference

Back from an extremely hot holiday near Valencia late yesterday (just avoiding the forest fires) with hair that has gone an odd and somewhat nasty bleachy colour in the...

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INSET day at Portobello High School

Today I’m back at my old home in Edinburgh for an INSET day with all the staff of Portobello High School. I’m very excited about this one, because...

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Events & Training

Talks/ INSET for professionals, parents, teenagers ~ Worldwide ~ Adolescent brain, behaviour, stress; reading brain; science of reading for pleasure ~ Handouts


Copiable classroom activities about brains, learning, stress and wellbeing ~ Huge value!


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NEW: focusing on a positive approach to all things teenage


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Signed books, BRAIN STICKS, STRESS WELL, ebooks ~ Great school prizes


Award-winning novels for young people ~ Something for all deep-thinking teenagers


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Reading Brain + Readaxation

Science and psychology of reading ~ effects of different reading on brain and self ~ Reading for pleasure + readaxation


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