Adam Rutherford - The Book of Humans: The story of how we became us

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College of Arts and Humanities

A Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Event

This event is part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Public Lectures and Events series

Speaker

Adam Rutherford

Speaker's Biography

Mae Dr Adam Rutherford yn ysgrifennu ac yn darlledu ar faterion gwyddonol.

Ar y radio, mae'n cyflwyno prif raglen wyddonol BBC Radio 4, Inside Science, yn ogystal â llawer o raglenni dogfen ar ddeallusrwydd, MMR ac awtistiaeth, esblygiad dynol, seryddiaeth a chelf, gwyddoniaeth a sinema, twyll gwyddonol ac esblygiad rhyw. Ar y teledu, darlledwyd ei gyfres am rôl dyraniad y corff dynol mewn celf, The Beauty of Anatomy, ar BBC 4 ym mis Awst 2014. Mae Adam hefyd wedi cyflwyno rhaglenni yn y gyfres arobryn, Horizon: Playing God (BBC2, Ionawr 2012); The Gene Code (BBC4, Ebrill 2011); a'r rhaglen arobryn The Cell (BBC 4, Medi 2009).Mae Adam yn ffan enfawr o ffilmiau a bu'n ymgynghorydd gwyddonol ar ffilm Björk, Biophilia Live, a gweithiodd ar World War Z, The Secret Service (2014) ac Ex Machina (2015). Cyhoeddwyd ei lyfr cyntaf, Creation (am darddiad a dyfodol bywyd), yn 2013 i ganmoliaeth fawr gan y beirniaid a chafodd ei enwebu am Wobr Lyfrau Ymddiriedolaeth Wellcome. Ar hyn o bryd, mae'n ysgrifennu ei ail a'i drydydd llyfr.

Mae gan Adam PhD mewn Geneteg a gradd mewn bioleg esblygiadol; mae'n gymrawd ymchwil anrhydeddus yn UCL ac yn gyn-olygydd y cyfnodolyn Nature.

From: Oct. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
To: Oct. 18, 2018, 9 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Bay Campus

Swansea University Centenary Lecture Series
Curated and introduced by Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers

We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Acclaimed science writer and presenter of Radio 4’s Inside Science Adam Rutherford introduces his latest work, a mythbusting tour of life on Earth that explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, that makes tools, that utilises fire, or that has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves.
Adam’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

‘You’ll be spellbound’ PROF BRIAN COX

Sponsored by Swansea Building Society.

Books available to purchase from Cover to Cover Bookshop


Contact: Great Hall (Email: Greathallboxoffice@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792 604900 / 604999

Website: https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/en/great-hall-literary-events.htm?id=58007


Event created by: m.t.hughes

 
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