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Professor Robin Dunbar

Guild has today revealed its highly esteemed advisory board. Professor Robin Dunbar - of Dunbar's Number fame - is joined by Julia Hobsbawm OBE and Annabel King.

Robin Dunbar, Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Magdalen College Oxford, is a world-renowned psychologist and author, best known for his work in evolutionary psychology.

He is known in particular for the concept of the Dunbar Number, which proposes a cognitive limit for humans of around 150 stable relationships at any one time.
His research focuses on the evolution of sociality in primates and other mammals. This has involved understanding the constraints on social group size, and the strategies that different species exploit to break through the glass ceilings these impose.

Robin's books include:
- Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language, Faber & Faber, 1996
- The Trouble with Science, Harvard University Press, 1996
- How Many...

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