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Ethical Matters:
Billy No Mates – Men, Loneliness and Friendship

5th November 2023 · 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Doors open: 2:45pm

Brockway Room | Virtual event

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Ethical Matters: Billy No Mates – Men, Loneliness and Friendship

Max Dickins quickly learned that he wasn’t the only man struggling with friendships. Countless studies have confirmed that men have fewer close friends than women and the problem gets worse the older men get. But what goes wrong? And what can men do about it? In this Ethical Matters talk, Max shares his journey as he tries to answer that crucial question – where have all my friends gone?

Max Dickins is the author of Billy No Mates, which has been translated into multiple languages and is currently being adapted for television. On the page, his writing has been featured in the Observer, Sunday Times and GQ. On the stage, Max’s critically acclaimed play Man on the Moor has toured nationally. On the airwaves, his radio show on Absolute Radio was nominated for a Sony Award. While on screen, Dickins has appeared numerous times on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. In his other life, Max is also director of Hoopla, the UK’s first dedicated improvised comedy theatre and school. Oh, and once he accidentally got addicted to Groupon deals: this sad (if quite amusing) experience spawning his first book, My Groupon Adventure.

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