4 July 2019
Theatre Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington, DL1 1SG
From £11.00 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.
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?
4 July 2019
A friendly and interdisciplinary event for academics, practitioners and policymakers to imagine socially just food futures and reflect on the personal and collective pathways required to reach them. Organised by the Food Geographies Working Group.
8 July 2019
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) will be held at the University of Sheffield.
9 September 2019
This weekend course offers teachers the opportunity to improve their skills in providing high quality ‘first hand’ outdoor fieldwork and will focus on preparing students for the non-examined assessment (NEA) component of the A Level geography qualification.
21 September 2019
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