Alcohol and humans: Why do we drink?

Wed 12 Sep 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

Have humans always consumed alcohol? How has our relationship with it evolved over time? Join three experts for an evening of short talks and discussion exploring the history of alcohol consumption. From early primates to humans, the first ethanol fermentation to the local pub, discover the positives and negatives of our association with alcohol throughout history.

Dr Kimberley Hockings, Lecturer in Biosciences, University of Exeter
Dr Patrick McGovern, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Dr Angela McShane, Research Development Manager, Wellcome Collection

Please note that Professor Robert Dudley was originally advertised as speaking at this event. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he is no longer able to take part and Dr Kimberley Hockings will speak in his place. 

Dr Steve Crosscreator of Bright Club, Science Showoff and the Over-Analyser's Book Club

This event is suitable for 18+ 
This event will include beer tasting of low-strength beers, organised with the British Beer and Pub Association. 

This event is fully booked. The waitlist for this event is also full. 

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