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Science Speakeasy: the inconvenient truth about psychopaths

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Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only) 
Set aside: 3 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only)  
This event is now SOLD OUT. Visit life.org.uk/adults to see other upcoming events.
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The inconvenient truth about psychopaths.

 

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!

 

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. 

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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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+

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• The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

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