Babble Talks - The Origins of Us: Developments in Human Evolution

Expert speakers give TED-style talks that take you beyond the baby chat

Wednesday    11:00–12:00

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Fully accessible ground-floor venue. Buggies are stored using a 'buggy valet' service, free of charge.
198 Hoe Street
London , Greater London
E17 4BF
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0 months - 12 months

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Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old.

The Origins of Us: Developments in Human Evolution

Our understanding of human evolution continues to develop at an astonishing rate. This talk will focus on the origin of our species (Homo sapiens) around 300 thousand years ago, and how we interacted with our closest human ancestors such as the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. The talk will give the latest knowledge from the human fossil, the archaeological and the palaeogenetic records and show that the movement of our species across the globe, and our biological and cultural encounters with other human species have helped to define who we are in the modern world.J

James Cole was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and graduated from the University of Southampton in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and again in 2006 with an MA in Human Origins (distinction), and a Ph.D in Archaeology funded by the British Academy Centenary Project ‘Lucy to Language: the Archaeology of the Social Brain’ in 2011. He has since lectured at the Universities of Southampton, Bournemouth, Royal Holloway and Oxford, before taking up a Lectureship at the University of Brighton.


Booking info

Book through Happity up to one hour in advance of the event. Pay on the door, £12, subject to availability.


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  • Book in advance
  • £10.00
  • Bundle – advance ticket plus EXPERT BABY vest
  • £20.00
  • Twin sibling + extra adult
  • £5.00

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