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Professor Lewis Dartnell Speaks at St Lawrence College

Posted: 10th December 2021

We were honoured to have special guest speaker Professor Lewis Dartnell with us this week.

On Wednesday, Professor Lewis Dartnell delivered a fascinating lecture on ‘Origins: How The Earth Shaped Human History’ to a packed and attentive audience within our Taylor Hall theatre. Reflecting on the subject of his talk Professor Dartnell said: “When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future.”

Prof. Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher based at the University of Westminster. As well as being a Sunday Times best-selling author, he has appeared on BBC Horizon, Wonders of the Universe, and regularly features in documentaries on National Geographic, Discovery and History channels.

After his lecture, the floor was open for pupils to ask questions on any subject. Professor Dartnell answered questions on everything from capitalism in the early 20th century to alien life being present on Earth.

Mrs Eleni Kouthouri, Head of Science and Physics, said: “The pupils were not only fascinated to find out about the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilisations, from the cultivations of the first crops to the founding of modern states, but they asked many thought provoking questions too. What an enriching way of finishing this term!”

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