History, Patriarchy and Polyamory: Tamas David-Barrett
To kick off the showcase, Dr David-Barrett will be unpacking: what drove humanity towards patriarchy? why did this produce monogamy? and how polyamory changes the game?
Tamas David-Barrett is a behavioural scientist, who asks what traits allow humans to live in large and culturally complex societies. His work focuses on how the structure of social networks change during falling fertility, urbanisation, and migration; as well as, how social networks vary over the human life-course. Tamas is a lecturer Trinity College, University of Oxford, and affiliated with the Population Studies Research Institute in Helsinki, Finland. He is a fellow with the Royal Anthropological Institute, the host of the State of the Species lecture and is currently working on a new book: How to Think Scientifically.
Polyamory and the Law with Myles Jackman
Myles Jackman is an award-winning UK lawyer specialising in obscenity law and sexual freedoms. He is unique in having dedicated his career to challenging the legal framework by which sexual morality is constrained through activism, litigation and advocacy; including campaigning for the recognition and rights of those in alternative lifestyles.
Black and Poly in the UK
In this ground-breaking panel event, open to all, three Black, British and Polyamorous speakers will discuss their experience of how race and non-monogamy intersect in the UK. Facilitated by Poly Pages, Rhyana Shah, hear from panellists Tasha, Phoby and Dansen as they talk about race, Blackness and the polyamorous scene in the UK.
Under 21 Mixer
BREAKOUT ROOMS BY REGION
You will be given the choice of regional break-out rooms to spend lunch with if you would like. This will not be recorded
Polyamory and Neurodivergance
with Leanne Yau and Rachel Jane Cooke.
Leanne Yau (aka PolyPhilia) is a polyamorous influencer, writer and peer-supporter, and on the spectrum. Rachel Cooke is a psychotherapist, educator and entrepreneur specialising in working with sexuality, gender and relationship diversity. Together they are going to talk about being neurodivergant in non-monogamy - how does non-monogamy fit into ASD and what support might someone with or other disabilities want or need in their relationship.