12 March 2013
Venue: Auckland Museum Events Centre, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland
Host: The Royal Society of New Zealand
Cost: Tickets: $15 / $10 for RSNZ and Auckland Museum Institute members and students with ID
Professor Mark Pagel FRS will be touring New Zealand as a guest of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, with support from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Human beings speak approximately 7,000 mutually unintelligible languages around the world, giving our species the curious distinction that most of us cannot understand what most other people are saying.
In these public lectures, Mark Pagel, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Reading University, UK, will explore the origins of our unique language capability and highlight its remarkable features that allow languages to evolve and adapt much like genes do, meaning we can trace its evolution back thousands of years into our past.
While tickets may be purchased at the door on the night (if not already sold out), we strongly advise booking tickets early, online, to secure your seat.