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Two heads (Discourse)

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

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W1S 4BS

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We humans are intensely social. We learn from each other and work together. But what are the advantages of working together, and are two heads always better than one when making decisions? Fish and bees can also gain advantages from group decision making, but humans can go a stage further through our ability to share our subjective experiences and to create cumulative culture. Join Chris and Uta Frith for a historic two-person Discourse as they explore the science of collaboration.

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Discourses are one of the Ri’s oldest and most prestigious series of talks. Since 1825, audiences in the theatre have witnessed countless mind-expanding moments, including the first public liquefaction of air by James Dewar, the announcement of the electron by J.J. Thomson and over 100 lectures by Michael Faraday. In more recent times, we have had Nobel laureates, Fields medal winners, scientists, authors and artists – all from the cutting-edge of their field. Discourses are an opportunity for the best and brightest to share their work with the world.

Steeped in nearly two centuries of tradition, a Discourse is more than just a lecture. To keep the focus on the topic, presenters begin sharply at 7.30pm without introduction and we lock the speaker into a room ten minutes ahead of the start (legend has it that a speaker once tried to escape!) We also ask guests to dress smartly to add to the sense of occasion.

Discourses are free for members - consider joining today.

Find out more about the history of the Friday Evening Discourses on our blog.

The dress code for this event is smart (ties optional, no jeans or trainers). Please note, if you are not dressed smartly you may be asked to sit in the gallery.

The doors will open at approximately 6.45pm, with a prompt 7.30pm start. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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