Prestigious professor to discuss effects of drugs on the brain

A prestigious professor at the forefront of research on the effects of drugs on the brain will be speaking at a free lecture for staff and students at the University of Leicester on Thursday 6 October.

Professor David Nutt (pictured), who is the current director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, will be speaking on ‘Drugs, Science and Society’.

He has held positions on many advisory committees on Drug Science including the Committee on NHS drugs and the Ministry of Defence Science Advisory Board.

Numerous radio and television appearances including BBC science and public affairs programmes have meant that his research has become widely known.

The event is organised by the Leicester University Medical Research Society.

Dr Eva Horvath-Papp from the Leicester Medical School said: “Professor Nutt is a world leading scientist and is at the forefront of his research and academic career. We hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the latest research in drugs and hear from one of the UK's most eminent scientists.”

The lecture takes place on Thursday 6 October at 5:45PM in Lecture Theatre 1 (0.2) in the Centre for Medicine.

If you would like to attend, please e-mail in order to reserve your place (attendance is free but space may be limited).