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This event is organised in partnership betweeen the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and local brain injury charity Headway Oxfordshire.

Headway Oxfordshire LogoThe mysterious case of Phineas Gage fundamentally altered our understanding of mental health, neuroscience, and behaviour. In 1848, a doctor saved a man’s life after a terrible accident which damaged his brain and appeared to change his personality. For the first time, this incredible true story is brought to life in a 20-minute film. After the screening, hear from the film-makers, listen to Oxford neuroscientists discussing their present-day work on the brain, and find out more about local brain injury charity Headway Oxfordshire (there will also be an opportunity to donate).


Tickets are free but booking is essential.

The Programme

  • Gage: a 20-minute film
  • 'Making the film', a talk by Mike Marchlewski and Keith Kopp, London Film School
  • 'Behaviour after Frontal Brain Damage', a talk by Professor Masud Husain
  • 'Vision', a talk by Associate Professor Holly Bridge
  • Short video and talk by Jamie Miller, CEO of Headway Oxfordshire
  • Panel Discussion