FESTIVAL TO CO-HOST MAJOR SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
The series comprises:
- Planet Without Apes Craig Stanford
- Avoiding Global Collapse Paul Ehrlich
- Nature, Nuture or Neither Steve Jones
Leading primatologist, Craig Stanford, Professor of Biological Sciences & Anthropology and Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California, asks if we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest living relatives off the face of the Earth?
Paul Ehrlich believes a combination of cultural and genetic evolution has taken us to the brink and questions whether we can evolve our way out of it? A renowned ecologist, Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University, and will discuss Allan Wilson’s on-going legacy in establishing humanity’s place in the natural world, including understanding how cultural evolution is influencing how we change the world and its life-support systems.
Steve Jones is a University College London geneticist and popular science writer who looks at the impact of environment on our big obsessions: obesity, IQ, the education system and sporting ability and discusses how we cannot just blame our genes for poor outcomes.
Tickets are $15 ($10 for Festival Patrons and Friends, Museum Institute members and students) available here for Planet Without Apes. Tickets for the other lectures will be available approximately four weeks prior to the lecture dates.
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