Talk & Discussion

David Christian: A Big History of Everything

30 May 2018

 / 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 / Free
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A mind-expanding exploration of the birth and development of the universe, solar system and all life on earth with Big History creator David Christian.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today’s staggering complexity, where seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet?

This question is at the heart of Origin Story: A Big History of Everything – David Christian’s new book in which he traces how – over eight key thresholds – the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise; from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels.

David will be in conversation with Robin Ince – writer, comedian and co-presenter of the Infinite Monkey Cage (with Brian Cox).

Join us for an informative and inspiring look at the phenomenon of human existence on a universal scale.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.