“From Bones to Baboons” - A Roehampton Anthropology taster day
This free schools’ taster day celebrates the success of our integrated Anthropology programme. It will be a hands-on interactive day of learning and will give pupils an anthropological perspective and anthropological insights into society, biology, human-animal relations. We will also be adding a Biological Anthropology component featuring the latest research findings from an analysis of medieval skeletons recently found in Godalming!
The day will showcase the subject for pupils, illustrate the latest research and publications, present in-service materials for teachers, and consider careers with an Anthropology degree.
This day will appeal to UCAS applicants: for example for pupils studying Biology, History, Geography, Sociology, and Anthropology. It will be of interest to school leavers thinking about GAP years, exotic travel, and careers working in communities at home and abroad – from development work to conservation work.
12.30 - 1.00 Registration (front foyer)
1.00 WELCOME – G036 (Dr Caroline Ross, Head of Department)
1.10 – 1.20 The Anthropology Programme and South Africa Field School (Prof Garry Marvin)
1.20 – 1.45 “Monkey business in Morocco” – a sample lecture (Professor Stuart Semple)
1.45 - 2.15 Whitelands Department Tour
“Morphology and Palaeoanthropology” – a practical (Dr Todd Rae)
“How did they die? Bones and Death in medieval Godalming” – an archaeological talk with skeletons (Dr Lia Betti)
2.15 – 3.00 (Richard Chambers Room)
“Anthropology for Teachers” – a workshop (Mr Tomislav Maric, Dr Jonathan Skinner)
“From Shamanism to Astrobiology” – a talk (Dr Istvan Praet)
“Is the Current Mental Illness Epidemic an Illusion?”- a discussion (Dr James Davies)
4.00 – 4.40 (GO36)
Careers and Futures in Anthropology - (Dr Jonathan Skinner)
Q&A and talk to students