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Instant Expert: The Scientific Guide to a Better You

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Instant Expert: The Scientific Guide to a Better You

For anyone interested in self-improvement, the world can be a confusing place. Diet and exercise fads come and go, health advice changes and foods that were good for you last week are suddenly bad for you.

At Instant Expert: The Scientific Guide to a Better You, six expert speakers will help you will cut through the noise, guiding you through the latest research and giving practical advice about how to apply it in real life.

Join us to learn what to eat and avoid for optimum health – and how and when to exercise to get the biggest bang for your buck. Learn how to fine-tune your brain to beat negative thinking and be your best self, and how to sleep like an expert. And, crucially, find out how to muster the motivation to make good choices and stick to them in the long run.


Topics covered will include:

  • How to get motivated for change
  • Boost your brain
  • A user's guide to sleep
  • How to exercise
  • Eat better
  • Get into the zone
  • Mastering the force of habit
  • What makes us happy
  • Meditation for all?
  • And more


Speakers:

  • Kevin Dutton – research psychologist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and author of The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success
  • Elaine Fox – professor of psychology and affective neuroscience, Oxford University
  • Jason Gill – professor of cardiometabolic health, Glasgow University
  • Kirstie Anderson – honorary clinical senior lecturer, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University.
  • Jonathan Smallwood – reader at the Department of Psychology, University of York
  • Plus 1 more leading expert to be announced.
  • Hosted by Caroline Williams New Scientist consultant and author of Override: My quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind.


Overview:

We are a species driven by self-improvement. Whether we yearn to be fitter, happier, more productive or the world’s greatest parent, it is part of human nature to strive to be the best version of ourselves. In theory, the information age makes it easy to keep tabs on the latest ideas about how to achieve this. In practice, though, evidence-based information is hard to pick out from the noise of celebrity fads, attention-grabbing headlines and marketing spiel.

Happily, scientists are on the hunt for real answers Some are unpicking the way that our bodies use food to power body and mind, and looking for lifestyle hacks that go beyond cutting out major food groups. Others are working out the best ways to exercise for a healthy long life, and just how little we can get away with. And yet more are looking for ways to harness quirks of our minds to maximise our chances of success, boosting motivation to do what we already know is good for us.

At this event six expert speakers will guide you through latest evidence in key areas of life, giving you the tools you need to put the latest discoveries to use. You will get answers to burning questions such as: How can I focus for longer? What should I eat and when? Can short bursts of exercise really work as well as a long, hard workout? How much sleep do I really need? Can I harness my emotions to think more clearly? And the all-important: How can I avoid falling back into bad habits? Join us for the latest tips and tricks, fresh from the frontlines of science.


Who should attend?

Anyone interested in what the science actually says about how to become a better you, whatever your age or background. Whether you're a scientist, a student or simply a fascinated human being, Instant Expert: The Scientific Guide to a Better You offers the chance to learn directly from the experts at our one-day masterclass.


What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading experts
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and host Caroline Williams
  • Hot buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers


Booking information:

  • The event will be held in the Brunei Auditorium at RCGP / 30 Euston Square.
  • Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
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  • The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
  • The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
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