Origins: How the Earth Made Us
Saturday, 6 April 2019
Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room
£7 - £12.50
Astrobiologist and popular science writer Professor Lewis Dartnell explains how human civilisation has been shaped by the very fabric and activity of our planet.
Do we eat cereal for breakfast because we like it or because a particular species of plant colonised the same land that humanity did in the distant past? Dartnell uncovers connections between our lives today and events and activity including ancient climate change, plate tectonics and the ocean currents. He says the fabric and activity of the planet have governed our evolution and continue to shape our lives today.
Dartnell is a researcher and professor at the University of Westminster and an award-winning science writer. He contributes to the Guardian, The Times and New Scientist. His books include The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch.