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An exciting collaboration between Exeter Northcott and the University of Exeter

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Beyond My Control

Thu 9 March 2017

The world of theatre meets science in an exciting collaboration between Exeter Northcott Theatre and the University of Exeter.

Beyond My Control, an interactive performance about epilepsy, excitability and all things neurological, will be presented at the theatre in March. Can mathematicians at the University of Exeter abandon their computers and recreate complex brain networks using theatre improvisation techniques? Can the logical world of mathematics and the unpredictable world of theatre come together to help us see what’s really going on inside our heads?

Beyond My Control is part of the University of Exeter’s IMPACT programme which uses the medium of performance to facilitate public engagement for the University of Exeter’s world class research. Funded by the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council), the collaboration is led by John Terry, Professor of Biomedical Modelling at the University, and Exeter Northcott’s Paul Jepson.

Combining improvised scenes, verbatim testimony and top mathematical research, this unique theatrical experience will explore just how much control we have over our brains.


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