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Alice Roberts: Tamed: Three Species That Changed Our World

Alice Roberts: Tamed: Three Species That Changed Our World
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9 Nov 2018 7:30pm - 9pm

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Otley Courthouse

Courthouse Street, Leeds, LS21 3AN

Part of Otley Science Festival

Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three wild species that became our allies.  

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred: our ancestors began to tame other species. The human population boomed and civilisation began.  

In her book, Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts. In this talk, she tells the story of dogs, cattle and horses. She reveals how these animals changed as they became our allies and part of our world – essential to the survival and success of our own species. 

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For ages 11+

Wheelchair Access

The Courthouse is fully accessible, with lift access to the first floor.

Otley Courthouse
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Heritage
  • Science
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