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Talk, Wed 17 Jul 2019


Talk: Professor Lewis Dartnell

Talk: Professor Lewis Dartnell


27-29 King Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1HA

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Talk: Professor Lewis Dartnell - Origins: How the Earth Made Us.

Author of Sunday Times Bestseller, The Knowledge, How to rebuild our world after the apocalypse, Professor Lewis Dartnell joins us to talk about his new book Origins- How the Earth Made Us.

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

How are the Himalayas linked to the orbit of the Earth, and to the formation of the British Isles? By taking us billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future.

From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.

Children welcome

Event details

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Wed 17 Jul 2019 20:00


£12/£10 under 18s and RGS members
Tickets available from Alive Corn Exchange
01553 764864


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Map reference: TF 616202  Lat: 52.75554 Long: 0.39353

By Road:
Take the A148 from Fakenham.


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