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Fri, 03 Mar


Malvern St James Girls School

Alice Roberts (Y1)

Archaeology in the Age of Genetics Discover how archaeology and genetics are joining forces to shed light on Ancient Britain, as Alice Roberts shares stories from her bestselling books, Ancestors and Buried.

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Alice Roberts (Y1)
Alice Roberts (Y1)

Time & Location

03 Mar 2023, 19:30 – 21:00

Malvern St James Girls School, Great Malvern, Malvern WR14, UK

About the event

Buried: An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain is described as "Tender, fascinating … Lucid and illuminating" by Robert Macfarlane of The Sunday Times. Alice combines archaeological finds with cutting-edge DNA research and written history to shed fresh light on how people lived: by examining the stories of the dead"

Ancestors :A prehistory of Britain in seven burials - Waterstones says  "A deeply fascinating glimpse into the murky world of prehistory"

Professor Alice Roberts is an anatomist & anthropologist, author & broadcaster specialising in human anatomy and evolution, archaeology and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the long-running popular TV series Digging for Britain - now in its tenth series. Alice is passionate about public engagement with university research and teaching. She has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.

Alice has written eleven popular science books, including The Incredible Human Journey, Evolution: The Human Story, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, Tamed: Ten species that changed our world, Ancestors: The Prehistory of Britain in Seven Burials, and Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain. Her new book Anatomical Oddities was released in November 2022. 

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