Lecture by Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Originally trained in physiology, his interests have led him to make contributions in the fields of anthropology, geography, ecology and evolutionary biology.
Diamond is a prolific author and is best known for The Third Chimpanzee (1991); the Pullitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel (1997); Collapse (2005); and The World Until Yesterday (2012).
Jared Diamond is the 2016 Humanitas Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas. In addition to this event, you can also hear him in conversation with Richard Dawkins discussing Religion at 17:00 on Friday 2nd December. Tickets can be reserved here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-religion-with-jared-diamond-and-richard-dawkins-tickets-28330374914
Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by the late Lord Weidenfeld , the Programme is managed and funded by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust with the support of a series of generous benefactors.