The second evening focused on first
impressions. We opened with some of the Fifth Form's favourite first lines of
books, followed by Genni James, who explained the biology behind pupil dilation
and heart rate increase when we meet someone for the first time.
carried out an investigation, led by Dr. Norman, where we rated the similarity
between male members of staff and their (real or fake!) father-in-laws. Our
results mirrored the real psychological research, which suggests that women are
more likely to marry men who look like their fathers, because they associate
particular features with their father’s own caring characteristics. As you can
see, Lower College Society has succeeding in introducing scholars to a diverse
range of topics beyond the curriculum: we very much look forward to seeing what
next term brings!