We inherit many behaviours, rituals, likes and dislikes from parents and friends, and call the most common and distinctive of these our 'culture'. Not only can our genes and our culture both be passed from generation to generation, but gene pools and cultures both evolve.
Topics addressed at this event will include:
The evolution of the human family;
evolutionary models of language competition;
Darwinian analysis of descent with modification in oral traditions;
fashion evolution - can Darwinism predict the next big fad?
The attendance fee is £5, or alternatively is covered by a British Science Festival weekly pass that costs £100. To register, use this online form or contact Kate Sinclair at or on +44 (0)20 7019 4947. Further details of the weekly pass option are available here.
Find out more about genetics in The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, coauthored by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Jess Buxton (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out more about fertility/embryology regulation in Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation, coedited by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Kirsty Horsey (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).