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Tamed with Alice Roberts coming to St Albans

PUBLISHED: 14:02 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 06 November 2017

Alice Roberts brings her Tamed show to The Alban Arena in St Albans

Alice Roberts brings her Tamed show to The Alban Arena in St Albans

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Television presenter, author and renowned scientist Alice Roberts brings her Tamed tour to St Albans next week.

How do you tame wildness?

Professor Alice Roberts will be talking about that very subject when she brings her fascinating Tamed show to The Alban Arena in St Albans on Monday, November 13.

For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals.

They were hunter-gatherers – consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it.

Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species.

The human population boomed, and civilization took off.

Best known to viewers of BBC programmes Coast, The Incredible Human Journey and Horizon, renowned anthropologist Alice delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies.

From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, the show will discuss how taming these species has left its mark on them – and us.

Alice is an anthropologist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.

She has written seven popular science and archaeology books. Her book about embryology and evolution, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.

As a broadcaster, Alice has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts.

She also presents the long-running archaeology series Digging for Britain (BBC Four).

Her St Albans show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £17.50.

• Call the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at

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