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An Evening with Alice Roberts - The Pearson Centre 2018

Friday 9th February 2018

7.30pm to 10pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)

Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World with Prof Alice Roberts

How do you tame wildness? For thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts, navigating the opportunites and threats the world offered. Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success.

Join Alice 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 these species has left its mark on them - and us.

Alice Roberts is an anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, and is currently Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Coast and The Celts. Her recent book on evolutionary biology, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.

Join Alice for an evening talk followed by a book signing and Q&A session.

The Pearson Centre is situated right next to Sainsburys in Beeston and is well served by public transport. There is also ample parking nearby. Postcode: NG9 2NH.

Cafe serving all evening. Profits support the work of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

All details subject to change.

THIS TALK TAKES THE PLACE OF THE SCHEDULED AN EVENING WITH GORDON BUCHANAN EVENT, WHICH IS NOW TAKING PLACE IN AUTUMN 2018 (DATE TBC)

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