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The Best of Bristol Lectures

Professor Graeme Henderson


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Very informed, entertaining lectures in a subject of much topical debate at the moment (drug abuse). Very good at dishing out 'actual facts' in a subject overwhelmed with wildly inaccurate media speculation.

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My expertise is in how drugs work on the brain, with special emphasis on drugs of abuse and 'recreational drugs'.
A vast array of drugs are used for recreational purposes some of which are legal in the UK and many that are illegal. The purpose of my lecture/talk would be to discuss the nature of drug use and potential harms and to outline the different acute and chronic effects drugs exert on brain function and how they relate to the acute experience of taking the drug as well as to the long term adaptive processes that underlie addiction.

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'Drugs of Abuse: What they do to the brain' Prof Henderson gives a Best of Bristol Lecture in 2012

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His presence tends to involuntarily demand your attention, his knowledge and passion about his topic can be easily seen in his lecture style. Not to mention that the topics themselves (specifically drugs of abuse) are interesting. The occasional old-day anecdotes are also funny! by Sabrine - 29/11/2011 - 14:54
Very engaging, inspiring, funny. He captures my attention very quickly with his enthousiasm - but one thing: don't yawn in his lectures! by Portia - 29/11/2011 - 14:20

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