Alice Roberts Talk

Festival 2018 Archive


£17.50 no concessions
Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
St John’s Church, Buxton Road DE6 1EX


Tamed – 3 species that changed our world

Professor Alice Roberts is a biological anthropologist, author and broadcaster. After presenting Coast on BBC2, she went on to write and present a range of BBC series, including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Prehistoric Autopsy and Digging for Britain, as well as several Horizon programmes.

Join Alice 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. Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began. 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.

As part of this evening there will be an opportunity to buy a copy of Alice Robert’s latest book and have it signed by her.



Alice Roberts sponsor at Ashbourne Festival 2018  Sponsored by Cooper Assurance Services