Dr Sadiah Qureshi - HistFest 2018
17:30 | Dr Sadiah Qureshi

Dr Sadiah Qureshi

Vanished: A Historian’s Guide to Extinction



St John Priory Church, Saint John's Square, London, EC1V 4RQ

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Over 90% of beings that ever lived on Earth are now extinct – if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be in the 10% that survived! We're all familiar with the idea that many species are either extinct or endangered, but this is a surprisingly modern theory. Dr Sadiah Qureshi gives a whistle-stop tour of the history of extinction from a historian’s perspective. Her talk will show how scientists have gone from believing that extinction can only be due to human actions to accepting that it is an endemic feature of the natural world. The talk will also explore current attempts to either stop extinction through conservation or even resurrect lost species through de-extinction.

This event takes place within our London Festival Hub. Our Hub venues are all within a 5-minutes walking distance from each other so you can easily travel between talks. Remember: there's a 20-25 minute break between each talk to make it as easy as possible to get to the talks you like.

A limited allocation of discounted tickets is available for recipients of Universal or Pension Credit, full-time students and those under the age of 16. Concession-priced tickets are sold on first-come-first-served basis, and once sold no further tickets are available by any method of booking. Concession prices may not be applicable on top price tickets for certain events. Please note discounts cannot be combined and you will be asked for suitable identification.

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