The Brain Trust Charity

All members of the Brain Trust offer their services as volunteers and we have no paid officials of any sort whatsoever. No fees or salaries are accepted for individuals – only donations to the charity for its work. The ratio between donations received and funds paid to charitable causes is therefore very high.

English Chess Federation

The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE (the Fédération Internationale des Échecs). Its mission is to promote the game of chess, in all its forms, as an attractive means of cultural and personal advancement to the widest possible public. In addition, the ECF exists to develop chess by creating the means to enable the highest forms of chess excellence to be achieved, and to expand the game as a social and sporting activity.

The Gifted Academy

The academies created knowledge, and knowledge became wealth. Now at the start of the 21st century, knowledge has increasingly come to mean not only wealth but power. A massive change, however, is at this very moment taking place. With the extraordinary acceleration of computer technology, all knowledge is becoming a common base, as well as being universally and instantaneously available.

World Memory Champion

is both a fun, valuable hobby, as well as an amateur sport. At the fun end of memory, informal competitions take place in Brain Clubs and in other Mind Sports groups taking many different forms.At a competitive level, there are specific disciplines which were created in 1991 by the founders of the sport, Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene OBE, and which lay down a common competition framework that has enabled international competition to take place. It is based on the ten memory disciplines.

Institute of Brain Chemistry & Human Nutrition

The Institute of Brain Chemistry & Human Nutrition (IBCHN) was established in 1989. Initially, the IBCHN was located in the Pathology Laboratories at Hackney Hospital and collaborated with The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), run by Professor Kate Costeloe at the Homerton Hospital and then the Hayward Research Building, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney, London. It is from this research hospital that the late Dr. Bernard Laurence helped pioneer the work on maternal nutrition, breast feeding.