Launch of the Cafe Scientifique in Hong Kong featuring Pain and the Brain 

  • May 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Cafe at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier no. 8, Hong Kong

Oxford alumni and friends are invited to the first Café Scientifique in Hong Kong, supported by the new Hong Kong Maritime Museum and the University of Oxford and featuring the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Do you suffer from headaches? Does back pain keep you up at night? Most of us experience recurring pain at some point in our lives, but how do we know that the pain is real and not just in our minds?  Professor Rawlins explains that when it comes to chronic pain, the mind-body interaction holds the key to understanding why it hurts. The pain we feel stems not only from our current health problems, but also from our fear of future pain.PAIN AND THE BRAIN will begin with stories of the most important breakthroughs in the history of neuroscience, setting the stage for a wider discussion about the mind-body interaction and how the study of separate pain circuits in the brain can give rise to new treatments to cure chronic pain.Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. They are run in over 30 countries around the world. Cafés start with a short talk (20 - 30 minutes) by the speaker, to introduce the topic. After that there is a short break, to allow glasses to be refilled, followed by an hour or so of questions and answers and general discussion. The talks cover a wide range of topics relating to science - everything from Astronomy to Zoology. They are jargon-free, accessible to all, and extremely interesting!  Cafés Scientifiques is a not-for-profit organisation and the talks are free of charge.



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  • Anne

    i have gone there but dunno where to meet u all

    May 28, 2013

    • François D.

      Check our faces on pictures to find us next time :-)

      May 28, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Thanks for coming. This would be a nice monthly event.

    May 27, 2013

  • Lawrence C.

    The seminar was good though I could not concentrate after two red wine.:-) A nice chat after that with fellow hikers talking all those trail running stuffs. Once again a "professor in talking".....hahaha. Thanks Jack for organizing.

    May 27, 2013

  • François D.

    Really interesting
    Txs jack

    May 27, 2013

  • François D.

    I am in :-)

    May 27, 2013

  • Jack C.

    I look forward to seeing everyone tonight!

    May 27, 2013

    • Anne

      yup look forward too! my name is Anne Yip you get my greetings?

      May 27, 2013

    • Lawrence C.

      See you guys tonight

      May 27, 2013

  • Jack C.

    One spot is left for this event.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jack, if there's no one to take my place then rather than waste the guest slot I'll be happy to go, but if someone else can take my spot that would be great.

    May 25, 2013

    • Jack C.

      I have opened RSVP again. Don't worry Kate, it's fine.

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry have to pull out due to work commitments.

    May 25, 2013

  • Jack C.

    I can bring 5 guests and need to give the names of the guests to the organiser. Please make sure you can attend before signing up. Thanks!

    May 24, 2013

  • Bella

    sorry forgot I am going to Thich Nhat Hanh that day

    May 25, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Great! All spots filled within an hour.
    Details will be emailed out to you soon.
    Look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

    May 24, 2013

  • Anne

    interesting

    May 24, 2013

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