From Pessimism to Optimism: Can we Really Change? Watch live from 6pm.

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Main Lecture Theatre, Clerici, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


This lecture will be streamed live from here at 6.00pm »

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Glass half full or half empty? It often seems as if the way we deal with the world – optimism or pessimism – is hardwired into our nature. But is it? New research summarized by Professor Elaine Fox of Oxford University in Rainy Brain Sunny Brain shows that our personality may be far moremalleable and open to change than we ever thought possible.

This is the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Research Lecture 2014.