Dr Christine Campbell @The Book Club, Shoreditch In this talk Christine Campbell will introduce the audience to the concept of consensual non-monogamy. You can’t choose who you fall in love with, we’re told, but are there alternatives to traditional monogamous relationship structures? What might they look like and what might the challenges be? Using data… Continue reading NEXT EVENT 20th June! Loving more: Research on consensual non-monogamy.
Reproductive Ageing and Fertility Myths Professor Susan Bewley @ The Book Club, Shoreditch Professor Susan Bewley will describe the biological consequences of the recent increase in older-age pregnancies and family planning. Describing how technology has both contributed to the success of this trend (for better or worse) and why there’s a pressing need for public… Continue reading Next Event 18th April 2017
Tuesday 21st February @The Book Club, Shoreditch Kissing, Cuddling, and Pegging Oh My: What Millennial men get up to on a Friday night. In this provocative talk, Professor Eric Anderson (American sociologist living in the UK) will first outline his inclusive masculinity theory which suggests that masculinity is more conservative in times of extreme homophobia–something… Continue reading Next Event: Kissing, Cuddling, and Pegging Oh My: What Millennial men get up to on a Friday night.
Professor Richard Green will be joining us in the New Year with his talk about “How sex Changed”. We will be at our usual venue (Rose and Crown in Mayfair) on Thursday 5th January 2017 from 7.30pm onwards so come on down and drink, listen and discuss! The pioneering European steps of Magnus Hirschfeld in… Continue reading NEXT EVENT “How Sex Changed: 1930s in Europe, 1960s in US. Legitimizing transsexual surgery”
Dr Daniel Farrelly @ Rose and Crown, Mayfair In humans, as in other mammals, the reproductive life of males follows a varying and interesting path. From a rapid increase in mating behaviours following adolescence, there is then a gradual decline in later years that usually coincides with men finding long-term partners and having offspring. In… Continue reading Next Event 1st December: What evolution can tell us about mating behaviours, competition and testosterone levels in men
We are restarting Empirical Sex with a bang! (Pardon the pun) 7.30pm on Thursday 10th November (NB a week later than our usual slot) Dr Roy J Levin will be joining us at the Rose and Crown (Mayfair) to speak with us about female sexual arousal. “Human sexual arousal is commonly regarded as a highly personal… Continue reading Next Event: Female Sexual Arousal in the Laboratory and in the Bedroom
Friday 8th July: “Just a pretty face? The origins of facial attractiveness” Carmen Lefevre @ The Castle, Farringdon (nearest station-Farringdon & Barbican) The focus on beauty and physical attractiveness is ubiquitous in our society, with many celebrities being celebrated for their appearance. So what is that makes one person more attractive to another and why do… Continue reading We’re Back! Friday 8th July “Just a Pretty Face? The Origins of Facial Attractiveness”