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History of the BNS Summer School (originally the Wye Neuroscience Symposium)
In the early 1960's Professor Payling Wright, a distinguished histopathologist, felt that neuropathologists were not getting together enough to discuss the science of their subject. Several research bodies, including the Medical Research Council were persuaded to sponsor a neuropathology symposium and the first was held at Wye College in 1965.
Since then, a symposium was held at Wye every 4th year with a break following the millenium as the BNS hosted the International Congress of Neuropathology in 2000.
It became one of the best remembered scientific events in the neuroscience calendar, allowing a very informal mix of workers from basic, veterinary and clinical neuroscience. An excellent scientific content was matched by a restful environment, a fabulous pub by a river and an open-air swimming pool. Fantastic weather was traditionally present, facilitating small-group discussions by the pool.
In 2009, with the closure of Wye College, the BNS decided to continue the symposium - based on the original ethos of Wye - as the BNS Summer School. The first meeting at this venue took place in July 2009.
Please have a look at the programmes from previous recent Summer Schools
Links to the current Summer School are below