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What's The Point of Dads? | Brighton

What's The Point of Dads? | Brighton

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  •  Grand Central, Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA
Suitable for: Adults
Dr. Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, writer and broadcaster.  She is fascinated by the science behind close human relationships; those between lovers, friends, par... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

What’s the point of dads?

If you believe the media hype, advances in fertility treatments and the emancipation of women mean that men are of little use as parents beyond the act of conception itself. Add to this the overwhelming focus on absent dads in the media and the plethora of adverts that depict dad as incapable of looking after himself let alone anyone else and it would seem dads are redundant. But take a look at the dads you know. Is this really the whole story?

Join evolutionary anthropologist and ‘dad scientist’ Dr Anna Machin as she takes you on a journey through the evolution and science of fatherhood. Understand why human dads are so rare in the animal kingdom, how a man’s brain, hormones and psychology change to make him the best dad he can be, how dads come in many shapes and sizes but that shared genes are the least important attribute for the job and how dads have a unique role in their child’s social development and mental health which make them more critical today than ever before.

Delivered with the same wit and cutting edge science as Anna’s Neuroscience of Love, What’s the point of dads? aims to get you right up to date with what we know about this crucial figure in our society and give you the answer as to why dad gets to be the ‘fun’ parent.

If you are a dad, know a dad or are about to become one come along to learn exactly who he is and what he does.

Venue: Grand Central

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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