This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018
***Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. There will be time to view the specimens, as well as collect a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic equivalent) and nibbles***
The Pathology Museum at QMUL presents the book launch The Science of Sin by Dr Jack Lewis. Books will be on sale!
Neurobiologist Jack Lewis looks at the science behind why we are constantly tempted to do the things we know aren't good for us. If we know we shouldn’t do something, for the sake of our health, our pockets or our reputation, why is it often so very hard to do the right thing?
The Science of Sin brings together the latest findings from neuroscience research to shed light on the universally fascinating subject of temptation – where it comes from, how to resist it and why we all tend to succumb from time to time. With each chapter inspired by one of the seven deadly sins, neurobiologist Jack Lewis illuminates the neural battles between temptation and restraint that take place within our brains, suggesting strategies to help us better manage our most troublesome impulses with the explicit goal of improving our health, our happiness and our productivity – helping us to say ‘no!’ more often, especially when it really counts.
Anyone who has ever wondered why they never seem to be able to stick to their diet, anyone to whom the world seems more vain and self-obsessed than ever, anyone who can't understand why love-cheats pursue their extra-marital affairs, anyone who struggles to resist the lure of the comfy sofa, or anyone who makes themselves bitter through endless comparison with other people – this book is for you.
Jack Lewis is a neurobiologist and television presenter. His TV career kicked off in 2008 as a presenter on the BBC series People Watchers, which involved roaming the streets of London conducting secretly filmed social psychology experiments on unsuspecting members of the public. He went on to make regular appearances as an expert on ITV's This Morning, and presented Discovery Science’s The Tech Show, the ITV series How to Get More Sex, and the second series of his latest show, Secrets of the Brain, is currently airing in 20 countries from the United States to South Korea. His 'Geek Chic: Weird Science' podcast is careering towards its 100th episode, and his brain blog www.drjack.co.uk recently celebrated its 8th birthday.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
In order to be given alcohol you must be 18. To attend the lecture, you must be 16 years old minimum (but inform the organiser first)
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Tube stations: Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls. Map and parking information is on our organiser page (scroll down) and website (www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum)
What's the refund policy?
Refunds only given up to 2 days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No - we will have a printed guestlist
*NB - ticket prices are in line with increased provider fees
Barts Pathology Museum, a part of Queen Mary University of London , is a medical-humanities hub and venue for public engagement and education. Our events showcase research and the arts from our own institution as well as other universities, independent researchers and other museums. Our activities are in accordance with Human Tissue Authority recommendations on Public Display of medical collections and the University Museums Group guidance, and are sensitive to the dignity of the collection.
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
Reserve tickets at this website2018-07-17 2018-07-17 Europe/London 'The Science of Sin' Book Launch The Pathology Museum at QMUL presents the book launch The Science of Sin by Dr Jack Lewis. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/07/17/the-science-of-sin-book-launch-174568 The Pathology Museum,(3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre),St Bartholomew's Hospital Site,London
The Pathology Museum,
St Bartholomew's Hospital Site,