Monday, April 6, 2020

Panelist for Killing an evening: The inconvenient truth about psychopaths and sociopaths

I'm going to be participating in an online Zoom panel Thursday 9 April, 7.30pm - 9.00pm London.

Here is the info. Signing up is free, but limited. Relevant details and sign up link:

Killing an evening: The inconvenient truth about psychopaths and sociopaths.
Psychopaths are commonly viewed as evil serial killers, but many top athletes, business leaders, journalists and comedians have psychopathic traits; are psychopaths helpful for a prosperous society? If there is a neurobiological basis for personality disorders, what does it mean for our understanding of free will and culpability in the criminal justice system? And why are we all addicted to watching psychopaths and sociopaths on TV and in films?

The panel
Luke Jennings - author of the Killing Eve novels.
Dr Luna Centifanti - a senior lecturer in Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, where her research focuses on the development of psychopathic traits in children.
M E Thomas - a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath and author of Confessions of a Sociopath.
Dr Mark Freestone - a senior lecturer in psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London and a consultant on the TV series Killing Eve.

This event is part of Life Science Centre's Science Speakeasy programme – a series in which important and often controversial topics are debated. No question or statement is taboo, so these events are not suitable for anyone who is easily offended!
At events held in Life Science Centre, a cocktail bar is available; for Virtual Science Speakeasy, we want you to replicate the experience in your living room, so pour yourself a drink, dim the lights and get comfy on the sofa.

Register your place at our Zoom event by clicking the link below and enjoy a lively night of debate from the comfort of your own home, and even raise a virtual hand to ask our panel a question.


  1. A reason for some non-socios fascination with movie socios seems to be that they both like and hate them, at the same time. Often the monster is just horrible.

    1. The fantasy socio perhaps also "explores" many non-socios dark inner world; someone who looks like them & talks like them with no fangs.

    2. I bet you have really big fangs! Do the come up from the bottom as well as down from the top?

  2. Taboo topic: Doesn´t todays state want well adjusted psychopaths as citizens? Has there been any serious political talk about solidarity, fairness, real equality etc after the 80s?

  3. Looking forward to this!

  4. Unfortunately the capacity is full. Will there be a recording of this? Are gonna be able to watch it live or after the live event?

    1. I have reached out to the Life Science Centre (the organization hosting the event) by means of all available emails and social media accounts, and they all confirmed that capacity is indeed full and they will not be recording or releasing footage of the event :( I wouldn't be opposed to paying $$ if M.E. or another attendee were to record the event or share the Zoom link...kinda reminds me of the car example on the bottom of page 6 of Confessions

    2. I know someone that recorded it. Should I try to upload it somewhere?

  5. Is the recording uploaded to somewhere?



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