Date for your diaries! - Our next Festival is 11-18 February 2023

Football and the Brain

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Women's football match

6.30pm - 8pm: Norwich Theatre, Stage Two

Free Medicine, mind & health Talk Panel Norwich Research Park

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre St, Norwich, NR2 1RL

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Join football legend, Jeremy Goss, and UEA researchers to explore football's impact on the brain

Norwich City legend Jeremy Goss and former Crystal Palace Captain Freya Holdaway join UEA researchers Michael Grey and Ellen Boucher for a panel discussion on football and the brain. The discussion will be chaired by BBC Radio Norfolk Norwich City football commentator, Chris Goreham.

Learn about the short and long-term benefits and risks associated with the game as they discuss the media, politics, gender data gaps and – of course – the science.

Cost: Free, booking recommended

This event is also being livestreamed. Click this link to watch online:

Recommended age: 12+

Brought to you by the SCORES Project, the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park.

About the SCORES Project

The SCORES project is an independent research study designed to better understand the cognitive health of athletes as they age. The current focus of the project is former professional footballers. We know they are at greater risk of neurodegeneration, but we need to better understand this risk. The SCORES study will investigate the rate of cognitive decline in former professional footballers compared with the average healthy person.

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