This is the start of the Weekend's entertainment for the Ancestor's Trail
Speaker event @ Conway Hall (High Holborn),
Non BHA member £17.00
BHA members, children, students £12.00
booking via our website.
7pm - Andrew Copson - Chief Executive BHA
Andrew became Chief Executive in January 2010 having coordinated BHA’s education and public affairs work for five years. Andrew writes about secularist issues for journals and newspapers and has appeared widely on television and radio representing the BHA.
8pm - Professor Armand Leroi – Professor of Evolutionary Development Biology at Imperial College, author and broadcaster.
"From Greece to the Galapagos: Aristotle, Darwin, and the Diversity of Life" - the two greatest naturalists of all time are Aristotle and Darwin. In this lecture, Prof. Armand Leroi takes us on a journey from Greece to the Galapagos and explains why these two great thinkers were so very much alike - and how they differed.
9pm - Dr Yan Wong – Evolutionary Biologist, co-author of 'the Ancestor's Tale' and broadcaster for TV’s ‘Bang goes the Theory’.
The Ancestor's Tale' was published 10 years ago and since then science has moved rapidly on, especially in the area of genetics and genomics. A new updated edition of The Ancestor’s Tale is currently in process, and as part of his talk Jan will be speaking about specific areas in which major new discoveries have been made. He will also demonstrate OneZoom, a piece of software he developed to heighten awareness about the diversity of life on earth.
Further details about the weekend and a booking form can be found on the Ancestor’s Trail website ancestorstrail.org.uk