16 July 2019
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 9DL
From £9.00 per person for RGS-IBG members, prices vary.
From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, in this talk Professor Lewis Dartnell reveals the Earth’s impact on the shape of human civilisations, as discussed in his 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.
In this talk, astrobiologist and broadcaster Lewis Dartnell will tell us the ultimate origin story. We’ll journey billions of years into our planet’s distant past, where history becomes science. There we’ll see the vast web of connections that underwrites the modern world – and explore how it can help us face the challenges of the future.
This event is a collaboration between GEES and the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. The day is structured around a series of subject knowledge updates and resource packs for A Level geography teaching.
21 June 2019
DGRG annual symposium ‘Geographies of Gaming and VR’.
3 July 2019
When we talk about human history, we tend to focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?
15 July 2019
Join us for a day of talks, debates, and conversations exploring how and why we see planet Earth the way we do.
1 August 2019
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