“Twenty-five years of neurobiological research tells us that children learn best when they feel loved”
Dr Andrew Curran
Dr Andrew Curran

When you get to hear Andrew speak, you will not only remember it forever but you will also immediately ask yourself why an understanding of the neurobiology of living, loving and learning isn’t on the syllabus for all teacher training? But then not all neurobiologists speak with the same no-nonsense honesty that Andrew exhibits.

Controversial, challenging, direct, passionate and incredibly knowledgeable, you won't have experienced anything like him before.

A practicing paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and an Independent Thinking favourite for many years, Andrew makes the complicated workings of the learning brain not simple but understandable. And he does it in such a way that everyone can use what they have learned to improve what goes on in school. Apart from his hospital and education work, Andrew has also been featured on TV and is the author of The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain.

“Emotional involvement when learning significantly increases the chances of that learning being successful” - The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

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Feedback from recent events include:

"Andrew Curran was brilliant both in terms of content and delivery - what an excellent role model for teachers!"

"Andrew Curran was fabulous. He was clearly the outstanding speaker. Bravo to Andrew, he was everything I'd hoped for"

"The information given was stimulating and thought-provoking. I love that it gave me some 'scientific' backing to many of the things I have held closely and felt passionate about when teaching children and adults alike"

"It was a real privilege to be informed and stimulated by him and to have beliefs and practice reinforced"

"Inspirational breath of fresh air! Not the same old stuff!"


The Secret Neuroscience of Learning - What Every Teacher Should Know

With Dr Andrew Curran. The brain and how understanding it can improve learning.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.