As a 10th Birthday treat, we would like to invite you all to an Evening with BBC Presenter, historian, doctor and lecturer Alice Roberts
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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 before presenting Coast on BBC2, and then to write and present a range of television series for BBC2.
She has presented five series of the popular Digging for Britain series, looking at the freshest, most exciting archaeology in the UK and will be returning with Series 6 later this year.
Her book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.
NB : An Evening with Alice Roberts starts at 5.30pm and should finish at 7.30pm