The Future of Memory

  • Discussion
Photograph of a man and a woman sitting on a stage, in conversation. In front of them is an audience.
Packed Lunch discussion in the Forum, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join psychologist Julia Shaw to hear how our memories can be hacked and how we can protect ourselves with tools like SPOT, a chatbot that tackles workplace harassment and discrimination.

About your researcher

Photograph of Julia Shaw

Julia Shaw

Dr Julia Shaw’s book ‘Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side’ is out now. Dr Shaw is a psychological scientist based at UCL who is best known for her work in the areas of memory and criminal psychology. Her bestselling debut book ‘The Memory Illusion’ has appeared in 20 languages. She also co-founded the memory science and artificial intelligence start-up Spot, which helps combat workplace harassment and discrimination.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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