2018 Talks

The Incredible Human Journey

Professor Alice Roberts

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Monday, 12 March 2018




Medical School, Arthur Thompson Hall (B1 on campus map)


Free, booking recommended.

Ten years on from making her landmark BBC2 series, The Incredible Human Journey, Alice Roberts explores the latest insights into the colonisation of the globe by our ancient forebears.

Sometimes racing along coastlines, at other times seemingly staying still, with any advance blocked by great walls of ice, our ancient ancestors gradually spread right across the globe, adapting to a huge range of different environments along the way. New fossils, archaeological sites and astounding insights from genetics have painted a new picture of these ancient journeys, and the challenges faced by our ancestors.