Badminton School welcomes academic guest speakers

September 30 2016

John Stein, emeritus Professor of Neuroscience and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, visited Badminton School in September to talk about his innovative research work.

John Stein, emeritus Professor of Neuroscience and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, visited Badminton School in September to talk about his innovative research work.

In theory ‘retired’ John still teaches neuroscience to medical and psychology students and his research focuses on the role of visual motion sensitivity in the control of movement and behaviour, particularly in students with dyslexia. Recently, his research includes an interest in the impact of fish oils on human visual motion system.

A guest talk is planned for October, welcoming professor Steve Chinn, a specialist in Maths and dyscalculia. Although many people may jokingly think that they suffer from this condition, dyscalculia is a rare condition causing severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations, as a result of brain disorder. His experience spans over thirty years of work and research in special and mainstream education and has won several major national awards. 

Professor Chinn is now an independent consultant, researcher and writer who continues to present papers and contribute to conferences, deliver training courses for teachers, parents and support assistants in over thirty countries across the world.

The event will take place at Badminton School on Wednesday, October 5, from 6.30 – 7.30pm and refreshments will be available.