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Vanished: a historian’s guide to extinction

24 November, 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

Over 90% of beings that ever lived on Earth are now extinct – if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be in the 10% that survived! But as a scientific theory, extinction is surprisingly modern. This talk will be a whistle-stop tour of the history of extinction from a historian’s perspective. It will show how scientists have gone from believing that extinction can only be due to human actions to accepting that it is an endemic feature of the natural world.


For event information, please contact Josh Allen at j.allen@bham.ac.uk.

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Date:
24 November, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/index.aspx

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Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures

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The Lapworth Museum
Aston Webb Building, University of Bimingham
Edgbaston, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Phone:
0121 414 7294
Website:
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/index.aspx