Restless creatures

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Thursday 2 June

The Theatre

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Price

Standard £14

Concession £10

Discounts for Ri Members and Ri Young Members

Event description

Why are there no flying monkeys but plenty of flying dinosaurs? Why are there no natural wheels on Earth? And how can a human outrun an antelope?  Join zoologist Matt Wilkinson on a whistle-stop tour of the evolution of moving around, and find out how our ancestors became two-legged, why we have opposable thumbs, backbones and brains, how even trees are obsessed with movement, and how going from place to place has dominated the four-billion-year history of life.

Speaker

Matt Wilkinson is a zoologist and professional actor who has recently written the acclaimed book Restless Creatures.

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