"Our relationship to other creatures is narrated with characteristic Wellcome quirkiness"by Anjana Ahuja / December 15, 2016 / Leave a comment
Published in January 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
London School of Economics, Old Theatre, 13th January, 6.30 to 8pm, free
How to deal with bad commutes, email overload and irksome colleagues? Caroline Webb, an adviser to McKinsey and a former economist, draws on behavioural science, including social and cognitive psychology, to help you turn that glib slogan into reality. Find out how to set better priorities, manage time more efficiently, bounce back from setbacks and show off your best side. Perhaps you’ll also learn how to manage your ego…
Wellcome Collection, London, until 21st May
Charles Darwin felt conflicted over his relationship with animals; he killed a puppy when a boy and ate tortoises while travelling, but later regretted it and famously wrote that humans differ from higher animals by degree rather than kind. Today, we still hunt animals for food and for pleasure—and yet love some species as if they were family. Our relationship to other creatures—of fascination to anthropologists, philosophers and ecologists—is narrated, with characteristic Wellcome quirkiness, through 100 items, including taxidermy specimens and photographs.