Allbright Club Co-founder Debbie Wosskow picks Friends: Understanding The Power of Our Most Important Relationships

May 09, 10:27 AM

Allbright Club co-founder Debbie Wosskow OBE picks this week's book to learn more about how friendship affects our health and what we can do to build and maintain real relationships in a post-lockdown, digital age. Plus... Why people in large families have fewer friends. How social media makes friendships last longer but still follows the rule of 150 when it comes to the number fo friends we have online. The difference between male and female friends. Which friends are replaceable and why. How business and religion survives and fails through friendship.

Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Professor Robin Dunbar (famous for creating The "Dunbar Number" of 150 - the maximum number of relationships the human brain can maintain at any one time).
Professor Dunbar leads the social and evolutionary neuroscience research group at Oxford University and has dedicated his career to exploring and explaining the Human Social World, possibly, he says, “the most complex phenomenon in the observed universe."
His new book FRIENDS  goes deeper into the digital age to describe the power and impact of the social circles that ripple out from our most intimate relationships with family and friends to the people we just recognise in the street or on the screen.