Masters of Science: Chris Stringer

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 5 August

The Theatre

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

This event has already taken place

Price

Standard £16

,

Concession £10

,

Ri Members and Ri Patrons Free

Event description

Chris Stringer is one of the world's foremost paleoanthropologists. He is a founder and most powerful advocate of the leading theory concerning our evolution: Recent African Origin or 'Out of Africa'. He has worked at the Natural History Museum, London since 1973, collaborating with scientists across all the disciplines of paleoanthropology, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, with over 200 papers and books to his name. 

Chris will talk about the remarkable changes over the last 15 years in palaeontologists’ views of human evolution. A simple story of Homo sapiens moving out of Africa about 60,000 years ago to conquer the world has become a complex ebb and flow of different hominins across and between continents.

Join him in conversation with Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times, as part of the FT Weekend Magazine's 'Masters of Science' series which showcases the scientists at the forefront of some of the world's most exciting research.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

Accessibility

The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the 

The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email: events@ri.ac.uk.

Carers can receive a free ticket to an event by emailing events@ri.ac.uk.

Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

Join todayGo