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Darwin Day Lecture 2014: How to make a human

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event got moved to a bigger venue because tickets sold out too fast in their usual venue - so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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How to make a human: Embryological and evolutionary development of a human.

Presented by Professor Alice Roberts and chaired by Professor Richard Dawkins.

From the British Humanist Association.

It’s the closest we ever come, as humans, to a transformation as profound as that from a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the first two months of our existence, each of us changed from a single egg to a flat disc, to a hollow tube, to a little creature with stumpy arms and legs, to something that looked recognisably human. And in the course of that embryological development, there were echoes of earlier stages of evolution, harking back to very ancient ancestors - ancestors we share with insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles.

About Alice Roberts

​Alice Roberts is a clinical anatomist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented a range of programmes on BBC2 including Coast, Wild Swimming, The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, and Prehistoric Autopsy. She is also to be heard on Radio 4. She has authored four popular science books about anatomy and human evolution, and writes a regular science column for the Observer. www.alice-roberts.co.uk.

Booking

£15 (£10 concessions). Please book your own ticket from the British Humanist Association website (and more info) - and please let us know in comments that you've bought your ticket. Thanks.

Meeting up

6pm - We will meet at Apostrophe in Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AW from 6pm. We will leave here at 6.45pm so please meet us outside/inside the lecture hall if you miss us there. I'll post my number the night before so you can text me if you can't find us.

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  • Vai

    What part of the hall is the group seated in?

    February 12, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    Hello everyone, I have a spare ticket too! If you want it, please call me on[masked] or come to cafe and I'll give it to you there...will be underground now, but you might want to chance it. Write down here if you want it so people know it's taken. PS - yep half price would be good, I think that's 7.50.

    February 12, 2014

    • Jobeda A.

      Hi peeps, the ticket is now taken. Thanks.

      February 12, 2014

  • Adam S.

    Ah, hey good luck to everybody who manages to get out today , I'm in Kent and eill have to get reimbursed ! I bought a ticket.

    February 12, 2014

  • Alisa G.

    Hi. SOS! My booking did not go through. Does anyone have two spare tickets?

    February 12, 2014

    • Tara

      Alisa please see my comment! I have one can give you for half price as I'm unwell...

      February 12, 2014

    • Alisa G.

      Thanks so much! My email is [masked]

      February 12, 2014

  • Tara

    Alisa I have one ticket I'm unwell and think I can't go - shall I email to you can have half price, tara

    February 12, 2014

    • Alisa G.

      That would be great. thank you xx

      February 12, 2014

    • Alisa G.

      my email is [masked]

      February 12, 2014

  • Lixia

    Me too!

    January 22, 2014

  • Gloria

    And me!

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got my ticket!

    January 20, 2014

  • Tara

    Got my ticket just now :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Giles O.

    How much Haeckel?!! :-)

    January 16, 2014

  • Giles O.

    Have booked 2 tickets :-)

    January 15, 2014

  • Wasim

    Me too! Darwin ate my religion.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Jobeda A.

      Haha!!

      January 15, 2014

    • Wasim

      And Dawkins ate my altruistic gene's...

      1 · January 15, 2014

  • Simon K

    Got a ticket.

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got a ticket :)

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got my ticket.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Ankur C.

    I have my ticket sorted. Hope to see y'all there.

    Best wishes,
    Ankur.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    I've bought my ticket! Really forward to seeing Dawkins again and Alice Roberts looks like Jodie Foster's character from Carl Sagan's 'Contact' so I love her already!

    January 14, 2014

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