Origins - How the Earth Made Us (Lewis Dartnell)

Origins - How the Earth Made Us (Lewis Dartnell)

From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Lewis Dartnell reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations. 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 the 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.

Book Tickets


More in Talks...

  • Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, persona...

  • Anything Goes

    Thurs 25 - Sat 27 Apr

    All aboard the ocean liner S.S. American for Cole Porter’s hilarious musical ‘Anything Goes’! Join a singing e...

  • Heather Small

    THE VOICE OF M PEOPLE Friday 26 April at 7.30pm

    Heather joined her first band Hot!House who released two albums in the late 80's. As Part of M People, hits s...

  • King Of Thieves (15)

    Tues 30 Apr

    Produced by Working Title Films for STUDIOCANAL, KING OF THIEVES is the incredible true story of the spectacul...

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue