KEHS Parents' Association Lecture 2019

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Lewis Dartnell will be delivering the 2019-Parents’ Association Lecture, speaking about the origins and future of our planet. He will consider how much longer we can continue to exploit the world’s resources and the impact of such exploitation on humanity’s future.

His latest book, Origins: How the Earth Made Us is a Sunday Times bestseller, which takes the reader on a thrilling journey explaining the way in which geological forces drove human evolution in East Africa and even how mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Origins reveals the Earth's awesome impact on the shape of human civilisations.

Our audience can expect a fascinating lecture as Professor Dartnell weaves together the scientific disciplines of geology, geography, anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and history.

Lewis Dartnell graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007; his thesis has since been reprinted by academic publishers under the alluring title of Martian Death Rays 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 appeared on numerous TV programmes including Horizon, Wonders of the Universe, Stargazing Live and The Sky at Night. He has worked on several documentaries with Professor Brian Cox as well as acting as a scientific consultant and script-writer for a number of films.

Professor Dartnell regularly writes for newspapers and magazines and has to date published four booksThe Knowledge,  like Origins, was also a Sunday Times bestseller.