People form incredible bonds with their pets and many of us claim to love our pets as one of the family. But do they love us back? And how does the love we feel for animals compare to the love we feel for people? Evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin (Why We Love) and zoologist Jules Howard (Wonderdog) chat about the love we share with the animals living among us, drawing on research from a range of fields and their own relationships with their pets.

This event will be live captioned. This event is unreserved seating and captions can be seen from all areas of the auditorium.

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Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships Wonderdog


Helix Theatre

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