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Tamed: with Professor Alice Roberts

Wednesday 22 November at 7:30 pm

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Tamed:  with Professor Alice Roberts.

 

How do you tame wildness?

For hundreds of thousand of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers – consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it.

Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success.   Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies.   From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, find out how taming all these species has left its mark on them – and us.

 

Alice is an anatomist, anthropologist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She is also a broadcaster and has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts. She has also presented several Horizon programmes, and occasionally presents Costing The Earth on Radio 4. She has written seven popular science and archaeology books. Her book about embryology and evolution, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.

 

A short message about my new book, Tamed

Posted by Alice Roberts on Sunday, 20 August 2017

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Wednesday 22 November
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7:30 pm
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