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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (in association with the North East Humanists) - Insights Public Lecture

Attend a lecture in the Insights Public Lecture Programme.

  • Thursday 19th October 2017 17:30 (1 hour, 15 mins)
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Dr Adam Rutherford, geneticist, author and broadcaster

Thursday 19th October 2017, 17:30-18:45

Sex, death, murder, disease, warfare, migration and famine. Of all historical texts available to us, none is richer than the one we carry inside every cell. Extraordinary progress has been made in our ability to read and understand DNA, in both the living and the (long) dead, unwittingly turning geneticists into historians. Only now are we repainting the picture of the human story, using a new and unique combination of archaeology, history, art and our genomes. DNA is the ultimate saga of how we came to be who we are today.

Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.

Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.

All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.

Recordings of past lectures can be found here.


  • Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building,
  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RY


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