Who we are and how we got here

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 5 April

The Theatre

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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

The revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. David Reich will tell the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.

About the speakers

David Reich is a geneticist whose research focuses on finding complex genetic patterns that cause susceptibility to common diseases among populations. He is professor in the department of genetics at the Harvard Medical School, and an associate of the Broad Institute.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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