Sapiens: An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari
Seventy thousand years ago there were at least six different species of human roaming the planet. When Dr Yuval Noah Harari began teaching World History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he began to wonder why it is that homo sapiens not only survived, but thrived, coming to dominate the Earth in ways we could scarcely have imagined even a century ago.
The result was his bestselling book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, which bridges the gaps between history, biology, philosophy and economics like no writer has done before. He looks at how agriculture created communities and the class system, how concepts such as money, religion and nationhood have both bound us together and torn us apart, how trade controls the world and how science gives us ever increasing power to control our world and to destroy it.
On Thursday 19 February, Yuval comes to give an audio-visual talk on his controversial but persuasive new take on the human narrative. Is it our ability to imagine that sets us apart? Is capitalism just another religion, and does it just set us against each other? Does the treatment of animals on modern farms constitute the greatest crime in history? What of us will survive the march of technology? And are we less happy than our 70,000-year-old ancestors? Join the debate and get a new perspective on life on Earth.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Tickets: £5. Simply add the required number to the basket below. Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.
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