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Meet real scientists in Brain Zone

Included in science centre ticket
Age 5+ recommendation
Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June
Man looking at object in Life Science Centre's Brain Zone.

Meet scientists from Durham University and take part in real scientific research about how you see your body in a virtual world.  

You’ll also have the chance to ask any questions about what they do, how they do it, and why it’s important!   

Included in science centre admission

Adult (age 18 and over) £13.50
Concession (Over 65s, Students, unemployed) £12.50
Child (age 3 to 17) £10.00
Child (age 2 and under) FREE
Carer FREE

Meet the scientists

Dorothy Cowie

Dr Dorothy Cowie

Dorothy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Durham University. Dorothy investigates how people use sight, sound and feel, to  understand their own body and to guide movement.  

Leif Johannsen

Leif Johannsen

Leif is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University. Leif’s research explores the relationship between how we think and how we move in different environments. 


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Meet the expert series

At Life, we regularly invite scientists and STEM professionals from universities and other organisations to meet and talk with visitors   

It’s a chance for our visitors to ask questions, learn about what different scientists do on a day-to-day basis, how they got into their chosen field, and maybe even help them with their research.

For scientists and STEM professionals, it’s a chance to engage the public with their work, spread knowledge and awareness and perhaps gather some data.  

If you’re a scientist or STEM professional, and interested in getting involved, ask a member of the Life team for details when you’re here, or email  

Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Leonardo Hotel – formerly Jurys Inn). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

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