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UCT - Oxford Neuroscience Colloquium

Annual Cortex Club Symposium
16 and 17 February 2017

The UCT Cortex Club & Neuroscience Institute invites you to attend the

UCT - Oxford

Neuroscience Colloquium


perspectives from different hemispheres

Visiting Professors from the University of Oxford

Professor Gabriele de Luca
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Professor Daniel Anthony
Department of Pharmacology

16 February 2017

Experimental techniques workshop

Postgrad Room 2
08h00 - 12h00


Undergraduate clinical teaching

F3 Neurosurgery HUB
15h00 - 17h00
*space limited: sign-up required here

17 February 2017

Clinical neurology seminar

F3 Neurosurgery HUB
11h30 - 13h30


Neuroscience Symposium

Wolfson Pavilion
14h00 - 18h00



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  1. Enter the reception at Medical School.
  2. Turn right and head up the spiral staircase
  3. Follow the passage to the left.
  4. At the end you'll find the the Medical Alumni Club (MAC).

Wolfson Pavillion

  1. Enter the reception at Medical School.
  2. Continue outside again through the quad.
  3. Stop once you see a glass building on your left (and grass area ahead on the right)
  4. Go down the steps to the left that lead below the building.
  5. Enter the first glass door and take the immediate door to your right.
  6. This is the Wolfson Pavillion foyer. Enter the door on the left for the lecture theatre.

F3 Neurosurgery Clinical HUB

  1. Enter the medical school reception and turn left (U-turn) towards the library and continue to a flight of stairs. Go up a level and follow the bridge over the road.
  2. Follow through turnstiles (with access card or ask security to assist), and go up from B level (current) to E floor via elevators.
  3. Walk along E floor of GSH (aka hospital street) in the direction of Table Mountain (a LONG corridor)
  4. Pass Le Grottis (on your left) and take the left corridor to Ward E7.
  5. Before entering the ward there is a door to the stairwell on the left.
  6. Take the stairs up to F Floor, upon exiting the stairwell take the corridor to the right (i.e. the opposite direction to the ward F7).
  7. F3 Neurosurgery Clinical Hub is the first door on the left (unmarked).

Friends of UCT Cortex Club


South African Neuroscience Society
The following scientists came together i.e.Viv Russell, Frans Taljaard, Felix Potocnik, Santy Daya, Abraham Aucamp, O Muller and James Temlett to start the SA Neursocience Group in 1988. This group of neuroscientists contributed significantly to the growth of neuroscience in our country to such an extent that it became a society with a membership in excess of 100. Later SANS became affiliated to SONA (The Society for Neuroscientists of Africa), thereby being linked to IBRO (The International Brain Research Organisation). This growth was possible because of the dedication and hard work of the above-mentioned persons and also the generous sponsorship enjoyed from Bristol-Myers-Squibb (represented by Quinton Oswald and Ben Allman). After the withdrawal of their financial assistance, SANS went through a difficult period, but is starting to regain its momentum.

Cortex Clubs

Oxford and Toronto
The University of Cortex Club's parent and sister organisations are the Oxford University Cortex Club and the University of Toronto Cortex Club respectively.


Society of Neuroscientists of Africa
SONA is a non-profit organization registered in Nairobi, Kenya and functions as the umbrella organization for the regional and national neuroscience societies and groups in Africa. The society's mandate is to promote research and teaching in neuroscience in Africa.As part of its activities, SONA publishes a newsletter twice a year and holds an international conference every two years.


International Brain Research Organization
IBRO is a union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and support neuroscience training and collaborative research around the world. More than 80 international, national and regional scientific organizations constitute IBRO's Governing Council, which together with the five IBRO Regional Committees launch the educational programs that reach young neuroscientists in need of support and assistance. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded federations of scientific societies to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of the brain and related diseases, from development to aging.