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Michael Lewis

Kahneman and Tversky: A Friendship that Changed the World

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Mon 13 November 2017
18:30-19:30
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

Michael Lewis

Kahneman and Tversky: A Friendship that Changed the World

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Mon 13 November 2017,
18:30-19:30
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy.

Drawing on his latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World, in this event business journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis will tell the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, Lewis shows, helped shape the world in which we now live – and may well have changed, for good, humankind’s view of its own mind.

Tim Harford in the Financial Times described The Undoing Project as ‘vivid, original and hard to forget’. Malcolm Gladwell said: ‘It’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like’.

Booking opens Mon 16 October 2017. To ensure we can include as many audience questions as possible on the night, we are collecting them at time of booking.

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Photo credit Tabitha Soren.

How to Book/

Booking opens Mon 16 October 2017. This event is free, but booking is essential. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any booking queries.

We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of ‘no shows’ at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings.  If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seat as we will be admitting anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats 5 minutes before start.

The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all. The Great Hall in the Wills Memorial Building has a loop system and is accessible to wheelchair users. For more information about accessing the venue, check here. If you have specific access concerns, please do contact us with any questions.

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