Cafe Sci Cambridge: The surprising science of fatherhood

We celebrate November with a fascinating talk about biology and psychology of fatherhood.

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Espresso Library, 210 East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BG


Wed 13th Nov, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In our November event, we’ll look at the role of fathers from a biological perspective, exploring the idea, perhaps contrary to received wisdom, that men are biologically and psychologically prepped to become fathers. Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist based at the University of Oxford and will present latest research into the hormonal and brain changes a man undergoes as he becomes a father and the unique contribution this makes to a child’s development. Anna will examine evidence that men can experience perinatal mental health issues, and more generally, explore the impact that fatherhood can have upon mental state. Anna will make reference to her 2018 book, The Life of Dad in which she sets out a decade-long study exploring the science of fatherhood.

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This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Starts at 19:00 and finish around 20:30.
Drinks will be available to purchase from the cafe.