An Evening with Alice Roberts

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Dr Alice Roberts at University of Birmingham.
Alice Roberts (University of Birmingham)

As a 10th Birthday treat, we would like to invite you all to an Evening with BBC Presenter, historian, doctor and lecturer Alice Roberts

Photo : Courtesy of Birmingham University3

Join Alice as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three species that became our allies.
For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter- gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began. In her book, Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts. In this talk, she tells the story of three key species: dogs, cattle and horses. She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals, and shows how they became our allies – essential to the survival and success of our own species.


Alice Roberts makes programmes and writes books about human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. She is a medical doctor and university lecturer. She made her television debut in 2001, as a human bone specialist on Channel 4’s Time Team.

Her book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.



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