Can science make you happy?

Wednesday 13th May 2009 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00

Professor Robert Winston, Chair of Science and Society, Emeritus Professorship of Fertility Studies, Imperial College.

The role of hormone studies, brain imaging, sexuality, research into child development, pharmacology, social science research and psychological studies to see how science might help us understand happiness.

Why was it that Mahler apparently never wrote another musical note after his meeting with Sigmund Freud?

Why did Michel de Montaigne thank Fortune for having sent him the worst physical pain in human experience?

What led to J Alfred Prufrock's lack of self-esteem and his depression?

Robert Winston has an international reputation for his researches into human reproduction and has pioneered advances widely used in fertility and IVF treatment. He is perhaps best known for his work in popularising science through his books, broadcasts and the many highly successful television series on science and medicine.? He has written a number of popular science books for both adults and children and is a sought-after speaker to adult audiences and to children in schools.

Venue: G16 Sir Alexander Fleming