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Science Speakeasy: the inconvenient truth about psychopaths

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Psychopaths are commonly viewed as evil serial killers, but many top athletes, business leaders, journalists and comedians would score highly on the psychopath scale; are psychopathic traits not only necessary for society but something to be applauded? And as we learn more about the neurobiological basis of this personality disorder, what does it mean for our understanding of free will and culpability in the criminal justice system?


This event is part of the Science Speakeasy programme – a series in which important and often controversial topics are debated in a relaxed cabaret-style setting, all while sipping cocktails mixed by The Alchemist. No question or statement is taboo, so these events are not suitable for anyone who is easily offended!


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Meet the panellists
Dr Luna Centifanti – A senior lecturer in Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, where her research focuses on the development of psychopathic traits in children.
Dr Ian Hughes – Author of Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities are Destroying Democracy.
Lucy Nichol – A mental health awareness campaigner and author of A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes.
Professor Adrian Raine – A renowned neurocriminologist at the University of Pennsylvania who moved to the US, in part, because his research area was still under the radar in the UK. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Advance online booking£8.00 per ticket type
Standard£10.00 per ticket type

Please note, as this event has limited capacity pre-booking is highly advised to avoid disappointment. Seating is unallocated. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Latecomers may not be permitted entry.



Drinks sold separately. Food will not be served at Science Speakeasy.

 

 

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