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The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

A Royal Institution talk from Lewis Dartnell

The fabric and activity of our planet have governed our evolution and continue to shape our lives today; from plate tectonics and ancient climate change to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. Lewis Dartnell will investigate how features of our planet drove our evolution, have influenced civilisations over millennia, and shapes politics even today. He will unravel the human story by exposing vast webs of connections that stretch deep into the past, underwrite our modern world and help us face the challenges of the future.

About the speaker

Professor Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in biological sciences and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007. He now holds the professorship in science communication at the University of Westminster. His research is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He has also held a STFC Science in Society Fellowship and he is very active in delivering live events at schools and science festivals, working as a scientific consultant for the media, and have appeared in numerous TV documentaries and radio shows. He has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelances for newspapers and magazine articles He has published three books, his latest being The Knowledge.


To book this event visit The Royal Institution event page. Royal Society of Biology members can get a 20% discount to attend. To get the discount code contact Ellie Oakley at or on 020 7685 2576.


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