Why should we care if our friends are similar to us?
Monday, June 27 2016 at 7:30PM
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Farm Road Sports & Social Club
South Yorkshire S2 2TP
(Press the buzzer to be let in. We are in the back room of the Club.)
What's the talk about?
Do you find yourself making friends with people like you? Katherine Woolf draws on her often controversial research to explore why this happens, and its impact on success and injustice. Discover how you can challenge the status quo to create a fairer, more integrated, more successful society.
Dr Katherine Woolf is a Senior Lecturer and academic psychologist working at UCL Medical School finding out what makes people – especially doctors – do really well or really badly. Her work focusses on how and why ethnicity and gender influence success, and how we can use this knowledge to improve fairness and equality. She has recently been discovering how our choice of friends can make a big difference to our success.