Bolton School Senior Girls

An Evening with Alice Roberts

Tamed: Three Species That Changed the World
Wednesday 27 November, 7.00pm

Join author, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts at the next enrichment lecture at Bolton School as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three species that became our allies.

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred - our ancestors' interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began.

In her book TamedAlice Roberts uncovers the amazing history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts. In this talk, she tells the story of three key species: dogs, cattle and horses. She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals, and shows how they became our allies - essential to the survival and success of our own species. 

Copies of Tamed will be on sale before and after the lecture priced at £9.00 (RRP £9.99). Please bring exact change if possible.


This free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served from 6.30pm. Parking is available in the Girls' Division Quad (signposted on the night).

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