The Theory of the Evolution of Life on Earth
September 5 @ 10:00 am - September 12 @ 10:00 am£12.00
Two talks by Elizabeth Devon.
Monday, 5th September:
After a brief summary of the development of the theory of evolution, we will cover the main events from simple to complex life in the oceans, to the explosion of life on land. We will then discuss the subsequent rapid evolution of the vertebrates, together with mass extinctions.
Monday 12th September
The evolution of plants on Earth will be discussed, from the all-important process of photosynthesis to the fact that, without plants, there would be no life on land. Then we will explore the inter-relationships between rocks, soils, flora and fauna.
All are welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed. Each talk lasts two hours (10 am to 12 noon) and there will be an interval of twenty minutes during the lecture, and refreshments will be served.
Face coverings are not mandatory in the William Elder Building, however should you wish to wear a face covering then you are welcome to.