+44 (0)1223 330484

Pending Puzzles: Why is my Brain Working Against Me?

Thursday 9 February, 6 pm to 8 pm, Pavilion Room

  • Would you like a chance to meet other college members in a stimulating but informal setting?
  • Are you interested in interdisciplinary engagement?

If so, join us for our Lent Term academic series, ‘Pending Puzzles’ being organised and led by MCR Academic Officer, Veronica Hera.These events aim to spark interdisciplinary engagement and help build a close-knit community at Hughes by providing students and senior members with a chance to connect and consider interesting questions from different angles. Afterwards there will be a chance to informally carry on the discussion, as well as meet other college members, over supper.

  • This fourth event, to kick off our Lent Term series, focusses on the question, have you ever felt that your own mind is working against you?

If the answer is yes , then you’re not the only one… Whether it’s at Uni or in our personal lives we sometimes sabotage ourselves by falling back into bad habits or talking ourselves out of doing things that might be good for us. Join us on the 9th of February at 6 pm in the Pavilion Room for an exciting discussion with our experts Tamsin Ford, Corinne Roughley and Varun Warrier to discover why your brain is working against you and how can you change that.

Given the high turnout we expect for this event, and so that we can cater accordingly, please sign up using the Eventbrite link below (click here)

Confirmed speakers

  • Tamsin Ford
  • Corinne Roughley
  • Varun Warrier

About the speakers

  • Tamsin Ford is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Her academic work focusses on the effectiveness of interventions and the efficiency of services in relation to the mental health of children and young people. with a particular focus on the interface between the education and health systems. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, and moved to Exeter in 2007, where she set up the Child Mental Health Research Group. She moved to Cambridge in 2019.
  • Corinne Roughley is responsible for teaching and course development for the University’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation Year Programme. She is also currently studying for a PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Prior to joining the Foundation Year, Corinne was a Deputy Senior Tutor at Hughes Hall, where she had responsibility for student welfare, including support for students with disabilities, and undergraduate admissions for Arts/Social Sciences subjects.
  • Varun Warrier is an Assistant Professor of Neurodevelopmental Research at the University of Cambridge. He is particularly interested in how biology and society interact to affect mental-health and well-being. His team also works on the genetics of how the brain develops and how this impacts neurodevelopment.

We look forward to welcoming you!