Below is a list of the events in CBCD.

You can also see past events.
First infant scientist visits the newly reopened Babylab!


On Friday, the Babylab reopened its doors to the public for the first time since March. It was a delight to welcome our first infant scientist and parent back to the lab! The successful visit proves our enhanced safety measures are effective. The hardest part is social distancing from wonderful babies, but it's well worth it to keep research progressing and everyone safe. Hoping to see many more budding young scientists through our doors in the coming months!

The Brain Explained!

CBCD PhD student Brittney Chere gives short virtual lessons on the brain aimed at children in years 4-6 as part of a Family Learning Series for parents and children. The series of videos, ‘The Brain Explained’, are short lessons accompanied by fun activities for impactful family learning.

Virtual Coffee Talks at the Babylab

Please join us for a virtual COFFEE TALK and add interest to your day! Every Tuesday from 11-11:30 one researcher from our Babylab will talk about their research, there will be a chance to ask questions and chat to researchers and other parents. Everyone is welcome! Click here for details.


Prof Emily Jones on Woman's Hour


Struggling to work from home while taking care of your children at the same time? Listen to our very own Prof Emily Jones for tips and advice! Click here to listen from about 45:00.

Show your support on World Down Syndrome Day: March 21st

This Saturday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. From the CBCD we wanted to show our support and help raise awareness by joining Down Syndrome International’s Lots of Socks campaign. Post your multi-coloured socks on social media and tag the following: #LotsofSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay #WDSD2020 #DSAwareness #DownSyndrome  #extrachromosome21 #T21


Our very own Dr Iroise Dumontheil is giving a lecture on using educational neuroscience for science/maths achievement in primary school as part of the Birkbeck 100 years of joining the University of London celebratory events. These are held on the theme of “opening education” thus showcasing Birkbeck’s unique commitment to access and excellence. For more details and to book your tickets click here

When: 11 February 2020, 18:00 — 19:00 with a drinks reception afterwards 
Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01 

Everyone is welcome! 

CBCD 21st Anniversary Conference

15-16 November 2019

This past weekend we celebrated 21 (!) years of the CBCD with a 2-day conference. There were talks by former and present members of the CBCD who are now all over the world. Read Annie Brookman-Byrnes fantastic article to learn more about the conference and the broad range of science that the CBCD has been involved in in the past two decades.

You can access some of the recorded CBCD 21st Anniversary talks here. For a full schedule of the event please click here.

We are looking forward to 21 more years of exciting developmental science! 


Symposium in honour of Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Understanding children’s cognitive development – past, present and future

27-28 March 2018

For recordings of select speakers click here.

CBCD Seminar Series Timetable