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Special Events

David Elder Lecture - Prof Lewis Dartnell (online)

The lecture will be presented on YouTube. A link will be sent on the day of the lecture to access. This event is free, but we ask that you consider making a donation. All donations help support Glasgow Science Centre's charitable mission to create interactive experiences that inspire, challenge and engage to increase awareness of science for all in Scotland. Glasgow Science Centre is a registered Scottish Charity (SC030809)

Lecture: "Origins: How The Earth Made Us"

Throughout human existence we have been shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of all these factors, from the slow grinding of plate tectonics, to the physics of atmospheric circulation and cycles of climate change driven by astronomical forces.

Speaker: Prof. Lewis Dartnell ( is an astrobiology researcher based at the University of Westminster, studying how microbial life, and signs of its existence, might persist on the surface of Mars.