Glasgow Gifford Seminar with Professor Mark Pagel for PhD Students and ECRs

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Sir James Black Building, Room 313

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Interactive Seminar by Professor Mark Pagel (University of Reading, UK) - Wired for Culture: origins of the human social mind, or why humans occupied the world

This seminar event is attached to the Glasgow Gifford Lecture Autumn 2019 series, to be given by Prof. Pagel. It is designed to allow PhD students and early-career researchers (postdocs and Research Fellows) from any unit within the University to engage with Prof. Pagel in a more relaxed setting, and to quiz him about his work and about the ideas in his lecture series relating to why and how humans are unique amongst animals and how they became so.

If you wish to attend Prof. Pagel's Gifford Lectures, please visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/lectures/gifford/ for further details or the EventBrite registration and booking page at https://glasgowgifford-pagel.eventbrite.co.uk/. Please note that separate tickets are required for this seminar and for the lecture series.

Mark Pagel is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Reading University in the UK. He is best known for his work on building statistical models to examine the evolutionary processes imprinted in animal and human behaviour, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems, including language and culture. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Oxford Encyclopedia of Evolution and co-author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology which is regarded as a classic in the field. He is widely published in Nature and Science. His book 'Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind' was one of the Guardian newspaper’s ‘best science books of 2012'.

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Sir James Black Building, Room 313

(a.k.a. West Medical Building)

University Avenue

Glasgow

G12 8QQ

United Kingdom

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