When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species, we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Scientist, writer and broadcaster Dr Lewis Dartnell tells the human story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. Origins reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilization.

When: Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 3.30 pm
Where: Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
Sponsor: Adam Tindale