The Serengeti rules

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 6 April

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Zebras running in the Serengeti, Tanzania

    Zebras running in the Serengeti, Tanzania

    Credit: Diana Robinson via Flickr


Standard £14

Concession £10

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Event description

From revealing how inheritance works and developing evolutionary biology to manipulating viruses and bacteria to create products humans need, 20th century biology has been a revolution.

In telling the stories of some of the greatest discoveries of 20th century biology, Sean B. Carroll reveals how a few simple rules govern all life on earth, from the cells in our bodies to populations of animals on the Serengeti. If you want to understand why modern biology holds the key to remedying our greatest medical and ecological challenges, come to this event.


Sean B. Carroll is an internationally-recognized evolutionary biologist whose research has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. He's also an award-winning author, educator, and executive producer as well as the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.


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