Why should we care if our friends are similar to us?

Katherine Woolf

Tuesday, September 6 2016 at 7:00PM

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48-52 Canal St

Katherine Woolf

What's the talk about?

Do you find yourself making friends with people like you? Katherine Woolf draws on her often controversial research to explore why this happens, and its impact on success and injustice. Discover how you can challenge the status quo to create a fairer, more integrated, more successful society.

Dr Katherine Woolf is a Senior Lecturer and academic psychologist working at UCL Medical School finding out what makes people – especially doctors – do really well or really badly. Her work focusses on how and why ethnicity and gender influence success, and how we can use this knowledge to improve fairness and equality. She has recently been discovering how our choice of friends can make a big difference to our success.

Bring a Pen!

Kath's talk features some audience participation. Please bring a pen!

Bonus Talk

From 9 pm, Dr Wang Qi and Dr Adam Smith will talk about the exciting feathered dinosaur exhibition that is coming to Nottingham in the summer of 2017. The exhibition at Wollaton Hall will include the largest feathered creature ever discovered and this will be the first time some of these fossil specimens have been displayed outside of China.

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