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Science Speakeasy: appily ever after

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OPENING TIMES

Thursday 13 February, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only) 
Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only)  
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In a world of gamified dating, are there any winners?


Dating apps can help people to widen their dating circles, but with another potential match just one swipe away, will anyone ever be satisfied with their current mate? Can you get addicted to dating apps? Are they used to find ‘The One’ or to provide a quick ego boost?

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!

 

Meet the panellists

  • Nicola Fox Hamilton – A cyberpsychology researcher with an interest in online dating and the effect of personality on attraction.
  • Michalis Panayiotou – A recent Newcastle University graduate and founder of Visavis, a dating app engineered to empower its users to establish offline dates.
  • Lucy Vine – A self-proclaimed dating app-addict and best-selling author of Hot Mess – described as ‘the Bridget Jones of the Tinder generation’.
  • Melissa Whitaker – A sociology PhD student at Newcastle University whose PhD thesis From ‘Love Actually’ to ‘Love Aptually’ explores the impact of dating technology on people's views of intimacy and relationships.

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.

Science Speakeasy is a partnership between Life and the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre at Newcastle University. PEALS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019; it was founded in 1999 at Life, housed in one of the first buildings constructed on the science village, and later relocated to Newcastle University’s main campus. Life was completed in 2000 and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020.

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Terms & Conditions
Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
Start time: 19:00 End time: 21:30
Age Suitability: 18+

Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the 
Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.

It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them.

On arrival at Life, the following will be required:
• Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or similar) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
• The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.
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OPENING TIMES

Thursday 13 February, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

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