The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is a scientific society with around 2,500 members. Starting out as an informal gathering of scientists meeting at the Black Hourse Public House in London to discuss brain-related topics (the 'London Black Horse Group'), on the 23rd of February 1968 it was formerly established as the Brain Research Association, and subsequently relaunched as the British Neuroscience Association in 1997.
The BNA is the largest UK organisation of its kind, supporting and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists.
It is a registered charity (number 1103852), with charitable objects as follows:
‘To preserve and protect health and advance public education in neurosciences related to health and disease (in particular but not exclusively) by:’
Promoting on a multidisciplinary basis the study of the development structure and function of the nervous system in health and disease.
Promoting the dissemination of information to all