Genetics and evolution

Discover how cell biology and DNA have led to a new understanding of human development, forensics and medical breakthroughs.
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  1. Animal and human interaction: from the Pleistocene to the medieval world

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Well over 20,000 years ago, we see signs in the archaeological record that humans are beginning to domesticate other animals. You will gain a picture of the enduring and changing relationship between human and animal.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £17.00

  2. Do animals have language?

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered how animals communicate with each other? Find out how they do it, and what they convey. We will look mainly at primates, cetaceans, and songbirds, and compare their skills to our own.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  3. Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about the biggest revolution in biomedical sciences? Genetics and DNA manipulation increasingly influence our lives. Learn about the basics of DNA technology, its uses and how it affects us.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  4. Introduction to human evolution

    Course Date: Sun 20 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will learn about how our hominin ancestors evolved and lived and how new evidence has fundamentallly changed our understanding of this process. This concise exploration of the inter-disciplinary field of palaeoanthropology introduces radiometric dating, palaeontology and archaeogenetics.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. String theory matters

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will look at string theory in a non-technical way, uncovering both its aesthetic appeal and explanatory potential, and consider what the prospects are for this remarkable theory.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. The palaeolithic people of Britain

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hominins have travelled across the British landscape for hundreds of thousands of years. This course will discuss the evidence of life over the last 1,000,000 years from Lower Palaeolithic Happisburgh to Middle Palaeolithic Swanscombe.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Wild London: autumn nature in the city

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Glorious autumnal colours, berries, fungi, migrating birds and the deer rut are just some of the natural history spectacles of autumn. Discover more on this course which includes three field trips within London.

    The first two sessions will take place in the classroom at City Lit on Wednesday evenings 19:40-21:40. The next three sessions will be Saturday fieldtrips from 11:00–13:00.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

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