The Ageing Brain: panel discussion this Thursday at Dundee

Talk Title: The Ageing Brain: A Risky Route to Wisdom?

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:45pm (Refreshments served beginning at 5:45pm)

Description: Have you ever wondered how our brain ages? How do our thoughts, and approach to the world around differ when we are young versus more mature? What changes are associated with normal aging vs. those that are related to disease? The MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU), part of the College of Life Sciences at The University of Dundee is organizing an event for the Dundee Science Festival that would integrate multiple experts from diverse disciplines on a panel discussion around the question ‘what is aging?’.  The planned event is an informal gathering between the general public (adults) and an interdisciplinary group of thinkers, artists, philosophers and scientists with an interest in the brain, all of whom can approach the theme of wisdom, aging and learning from different perspectives. The goal of this event is to foster a discussion between panel of diverse experts but more importantly between the audience and the panel. Refreshments will precede this discussion

Panel Participants:

Fiona Ross • Scottish Journalist & Broadcaster

Miratul Muqit • Neurologist • University of Dundee

Elaine Shemilt • Professor of Fine Art Printmaking • University of Dundee

Karen Petrie • Senior Lecturer • School of Computing • University of Dundee

John Starr • Co-Director • University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing

Guy Fletcher • Lecturer in Philosophy • University of Edinburgh

Location: Dalhousie Building, The University of Dundee

Getting to Dundee: By Train Dundee train station is the nearest train station to the University of Dundee and is located approximately 1 mile from campus. Parking is available next to The Dalhousie Building in the Dundee City Council Car Park.

Registration Information:  This event is free but due to limited seating capacity, please reserve your seat by sending an email to and providing the following information:

• Name

• Email address

• Number of tickets you wish to reserve

• Question for Panel Participants (optional)

Ask Panelists Questions!  Do you find this subject intriguing? Why not ask a question? Please submit any questions for panellists ahead of time by sending an email to