The Breakup Monologues: friendship

17 October, 7:00 pm

1 hourPWYD

Performance, Discussion | Comedy, Identity, Society, The Mind

The Breakup Monologues: friendship

The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE

Rosie Wilby returns for the next chapter of relationship psychology. Dubbed ‘the queen of breakups’ on BBC Radio 4, Rosie is known for her comedic reflections on the human condition. In this podcast recording of The Breakup Monologues, expect humour, heartache and of course science. Grab a drink and join guests Robin Dunbar and Max Dickins to discuss the beginnings and endings of platonic friendships.

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

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Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? followed a trilogy of shows investigating the psychology of love. Her latest book The Breakup Monologues follows her acclaimed podcast of the same name.

 Robin Dunbar is Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford. His research is concerned with understanding the mechanisms that underpin social bonding in primates (in general) and humans (in particular). His book Friends looks at friendship in the round, at the way different types of friendship and family relationships intersect and the mechanisms that underpin friendships and make them possible.

Max Dickins’ writing has been featured in the Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, and GQ. His book, Billy No Mates has been translated into multiple languages and is currently being adapted for television.

Rosie, Robin and Max will be signing their books after the event.


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