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The purpose of this student-led conference is to inspire communication and collaboration between the School of Biology and Psychology & Neuroscience, as well as to showcase students' contributions to their respective fields.

The theme of this year's conference is Unity. As eminent biologist E.O Wilson stated in his book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge:

"When we have unified enough knowledge, we will understand who we are and why we are here." p. 7.

In order to understand the crucial findings of our respective fields, we must also understand how they fit into the greater picture of what we know, as well as what we have yet to discover. This conference will unify knowledge from a variety of disciplines - biology, psychology, and neuroscience - to facilitate discussion surrounding how research in these fields can come together to inform our methods of inquiry, decisions, and views. This initiative rests upon the primary assumption that unity between the Arts, Sciences, and everything in between can inspire us to appreciate novel perspectives on the same overarching issues. 

As part of National Science Week 2020 (6th-15th of March), we encourage members of the public to attend this exciting event. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask organisers and speakers about their research, studies, and experiences at the University of St Andrews. This is also a fantastic chance for prospective students to learn more about studying at St Andrews, establish connections with current students and staff, and find out how they can make their research interests come to life.

Educators and school administrators in northeast Scotland are welcome to inquire about the possibility of organising group trips for their pupils. If school groups would like to attend one or more events or talks at the conference, please let us know in advance so that we can provide adequate seating and any other accommodations that may be necessary! 

As part of our open door policy, admission to all of our talks and events is free for everyone. If you wish to find out more about the conference schedule and location, please use the navigation menu at the top of the page to access the relevant information. Or, if you have a more specific question, send us an email!





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