Share via email

Neldi Rautenbach Neldi Rautenbach

Because Brainy Things Matter

Wear A Hat Day

Neldi Rautenbach Neldi Rautenbach Monday 11th April 2016

The team at Synthetix is quite a brainy bunch. Asked for my thoughts on the ‘string theory’ during my first lunchtime, it was clear that anyone visiting Synthetix, could learn something new and interesting on any given day. Our very diverse team of people each bring their own flavour of ‘brainyness’ to Synthetix, discussing anything from quantum physics to mystical creatures.

We even have a resident Doctor (the PhD kind, Georgette Taylor  who has not only won a Partington Prize and published multiple times within the realm of Science (Studies of the History of Science, History and Philosophy of Chemistry and History of Chemistry), Georgette is also an accomplished wildlife photographer.

And it was a recent discussion regarding some amazing facts about the human brain that had us eager to participate in the ‘2016 Wear a Hat Day’. Wearing hats sounded like a fun way to raise money and awareness for brain tumour research and offered another chance to discuss the organ which has amazed and baffled people throughout the ages.

Hold on to your hats and take a look at our mad hatter day. And just for the record, the old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.

We hope you enjoy our fashionable head gear. Should you want to help fund the fight against brain cancer or for more information visit –