BSF 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances affecting two of our speakers, we unfortunately had to cancel our British Science Festival event “Making of the modern dad”. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Please contact Dr Vrticka by using the contact form below if you have any questions about his research on fathers and the father-child relationship from a social neuroscience perspective. You can also watch Dr Vrticka speak about this topic during his recent TEDx talk, find more talk recordings on this and other topics here and read more about Dr Vrticka’s research in his recent blog posts.

Making of the modern dad

With more support for shared parental leave and a growing rejection of dated gender stereotypes in the household, dads are more involved in childcare than ever.

Join Anna Machin, Kate Ellis-Davies and Pascal Vrticka as they explore the changing role of fathers from an evolutionary anthropologist’s, social psychologist’s and social neuroscientist’s perspective.

What is the evolutionary story of fatherhood? How does the presence of fathers affect child and parental wellbeing? And how do dads’ caregiving beliefs relate to brain anatomy and father-child brain-to-brain synchrony? Explore these exciting questions and more together with the three experts.

Free tickets can be booked here.

More information about this event will be added as it becomes available.

Please get in touch with Dr Pascal Vrticka using the contact form below if you have any questions or other queries. Thank you.

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