Wednesday 12 October 2005
7.00pm – 8.30pm

Inside out

Hilary Alexander , Dr Ali Guy , Dr Nigel Marlow

Most of us, when we’re feeling truly honest, will admit that what we buy on Saturday trips to Oxford Street isn’t really essential to our survival. But the stuff we carry back home with us in shopping bags is a big part of our self identity, and says a lot about where we see ourselves in society. Maybe your Saturday sprees aren’t on Oxford Street – maybe you prefer the King’s Road or Camden. Wherever you shop, your brain is on the lookout for ways to reward itself. So why does it choose to do it with a pair of shoes? Perhaps nothing else we buy contains as much of our self image as our clothes. We all have an idea about what clothing images work for us, and most probably have stories about times we made style mistakes! How can fashion take your personality from the inside out? This event will bring together a unique mix of two psychologists and a fashion editor to look at the vibrant life of the fashionable brain. This event will be chaired by Baroness Susan Greenfield.

This event is open to all.

Tickets cost £8, £5 for Ri Members and concessions.

[Royal Institution of Great Britain]

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