Who are we? Where do we come from? What does it mean to be human? Supported by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Alice Roberts asks the big identity question in the 2018 Christmas Lectures broadcast on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year.
The 2018 Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution will be delivered by scientist, author and TV presenter Alice Roberts who will take us on a journey to answer the most fundamental of questions: Who am I?
People have always asked the question – who am I? Biology now provides us with a powerful way of answering that question. We humans are animals, certainly, but where do we fit on the tree of life? What is really special about us as a species? Each one of us is unique. And yet there are many more similarities between us than differences. We share about 99.4% of our genetic sequence in common with other people. In that small genetic difference resides much of the wonderful variety we see in humans today. How do we use the similarities and differences between us to construct our individual identities?
The Lectures will be broadcast on BBC Four between Christmas and New Year.
Find out more here: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures