An investigation into the main evolutionary events of animals and plants through geological time.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 … Continue reading "The Theory of the Evolution of Life on Earth"
A social history of Seafaring through the agesThis is a series of eight weekly lectures by Dr Tony Barrow . Human societies all over the world have used the sea since prehistoric times and seafaring is arguably the oldest profession. Archaeological evidence clearly demonstrates its crucial importance to settlement, trade, technological and cultural transmission across the … Continue reading "Bred to the Sea"
The Silk Road: Myth or Reality?This is a series of three talks by June Neilson on Mondays from 10 am to 12 noon. They will explore the complicated geography and history of the Silk Road, to encompass trade carried east to west and west to east, as well as the spread of ideas, culture and … Continue reading "The Silk Road"