I’m Monkey’s Uncle – What Defines Man?
Evolutionary biologist, author and broadcaster Ben Garrod has worked across Asia and Africa with great apes and is still no closer to defining what exactly makes us ‘special’ as a species. In this light-hearted informative talk, Ben takes us through what it means to be human and what really sets us aside from our nearest primate relatives. How different are you from a chimpanzee and why is your chin so very very special?
Dr Ben Garrod is a teaching fellow at Anglia-Ruskin University and has worked for renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall in Uganda where he habituated wild chimpanzees. He has also worked with the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans and, for his PhD, investigated the effects of islands on primate evolution. Ben is also an award-winning BBC science presenter, having worked alongside Sir David Attenborough in the BBC One programme, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur as well as series including Secrets of Bones, Hyper Evolution – Rise of the Robots and The Day the Dinosaurs Died. He is patron of NatSCA, a trustee of the Jane Goodall Institute, ambassador of the Wildlife Trust, the Marine Conservation Society and Bristol Museum.
Tickets available on the door from 7.15pm
Please note – entry for the evening is via the Museum’s South Entrance in Robinson Close, off South Parks Road. Directions: Pitt Rivers Map
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Pitt Rivers Museum (South Entrance)
Robinson Close off South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP
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