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The Enemy Between Us: The Impact of Inequality.

Lectures
Date
9 Mar 2021
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Professor Kate Pickett & Professor Richard Wilkinson

Event Information

The Enemy Between Us: The Impact of Inequality.
Professor Kate Pickett & Professor Richard Wilkinson

The talk will focus on how less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones, across everything from education to life expectancy. It will explain how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave. It will set out the overwhelming evidence that material inequalities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, as does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority.

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Please note this lecture has been postponed from 21st April 2020