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It's all in our genes. Apparently. Not just our eye colour and length of our big toes, but also our personality and educational achievement. Professor Robert Plomin's research radically challenges our understanding of nature vs nurture. We'll be speaking to him about what the genomic revolution means, about how we read a polygenic score and what lies in store for the future of health.


Dolly Alderton and Naomi Sheldon will be dipping their toe into genes and biohacking with Professor Robert Plomin and the founder of Thriva, Tom Livesey.

With thanks to: 23andMe & Thriva

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Dolly Alderton


Dolly is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the co-host of The High Low Show, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast and the author of Everything I Know About Love.

Prof. Robert Plomin


Robert is a Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London.  He is the author of Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are.



Standard Ticket

£20 + booking fees



7.00pm to 8.15pm



The Tabernacle

34 - 35 Powis Square,


W11 2AY

Nearest Tube: Westbourne Park, Notting Hill Gate

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Naomi Sheldon


Naomi is an award-winning actor and writer. Her debut play Good Girl had a hit sell-out run in London's West End in 2018 and it won Funny Women awards for best show.

Tom Livesey


Tom is Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Thriva, a personalised health company. An electrical engineer by training, he has worked with various startups including Droplet, a mobile payments platform. At Thriva he heads up the product, technology and data team. 


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