How to build a human

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 12 August


The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Event description

What if, instead of following instructions, you parented like a scientist? Taking evidence-based information and then looking at how it relates to the unique child in front of you.

Join Emma Byrne as she explores what is probably happening neurologically and physiologically in your child, while challenging the perceived wisdom. Not by claiming that the studies are wrong, but by focusing on the variance, as well as the mean.

In this talk, Emma discusses how staying curious, creative, and paying attention to what's really happening with your family can help you figure it out. Just in time for everything to change once again.

Event type

This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online.

Pleas note that this event was previously advertised as taking place in-person. The event will now be entirely online.

About the speaker

Dr Emma Byrne is a scientist, journalist, and public speaker. She has been selected as a British Science Association Media Fellow and for the BBC Expert Women Training, and is published in CIO, Forbes, the Financial Times and eHealth Insider. She co-presents the Non Fic Podcast. Her first book, Swearing is Good For You (2017) was published internationally and is, among other things, reassuring about swearing in front of your kids.

Emma's latest book, 'How to Build a Human: What Science Knows About Childhood', is available to purchase from Amazon and all good book shops. 


The livestream will commence at around 6.55pm with the event starting promtly at 7pm.

The Royal Institution is part of the Amazon Affiliate Programme and book links on this page are affiliate links, which means it won't cost you any extra but we may earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through the link. All proceeds help support the charitable work of the Ri. Affiliate disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate The Royal Institution earns from qualifying purchases.

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