From our trusty pet dog to the apples we eat, the species around us have shaped our world.
Biological anthropologist, writer and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has uncovered the fascinating history of familiar species with wild pasts in her book Tamed, telling the stories of ten species that became our allies.
She’ll be sharing her insights in two free talks at Bournemouth University’s upcoming Festival of Learning.
We caught up with Alice to chat about Tamed, her connections with BU, and why public engagement is so important.
Her free talks take place on Saturday 16 June, as part of BU's Festival for the Family at Talbot Campus - with the first talk aimed at audiences 7 and over, and the second talk for those aged 12 and above.
The 2018 Festival of Learning runs from Saturday 16 – Wednesday 20 June, with over 90 free events and activities on offer at Bournemouth University and locations across Dorset.
For more visit the Festival of Learning website or call 01202 961961.