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TV professor to talk in Frome

ATALK will be held in Frome in November exploring the history of how animals have been domesticated and how they have changed the lives of people.

Professor Alice Roberts, known to fans for BBCTwo programmes ‘Coast’, ‘The Incredible Human Journey’ and ‘Horizon’, will bring her brand new live show, ‘Tamed’, to Frome’s Cheese and Grain on 7th November.

How do you tame wildness? For hundreds of thousands of years human ancestors depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers – consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it.

Then a revolution happened: people started to domesticate wild species. The human population boomed, and civilization took off.

Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies. From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, find out how taming these species has left its mark on them – and us.

Alice is an anthropologist and professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has written seven popular science and archaeology books. Her book about embryology and evolution, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.

The show on Tuesday 7th November will start at 7pm and tickets cost £17.50 or £15.50 for concessions.

Tickets are available online at www.cheeseandgrain.com or from 01373 455420.

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