18th July – The Evolutionary Transitions in Human Evolution – Dr Reinmar Hager

Dr Reinmar HagerSince the human lineage split from out closest ape relatives some 7-8 million years, the evolutionary history of our species has seen major changes in all aspects of our biology showing increasing adaptability to very different environments.

In this talk, we will explore the transformation, selective pressures and trade-offs that resulted in modern humans such as the evolution of bipedalism, brain evolution and even cooking.

We then ask whether human evolution by means of natural or other selection still occurs and even speculate about the future of human evolution. In another 5 million years, will we look the same or again entirely differently?

Dr Reinmar Hager from Division of Evolution, Infection and Genomics, University of Manchester joins us to present this talk.

Monday 18th July. 18:30 start. FREE admissionThe Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2PA

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