Alice Roberts: Digging Into Britain’s Past

“We’re all members of a young species… Wherever we’ve ended up, all over the world, we’re Africans under the skin. And uncovering that story, retracing the steps of our ancestors, has given me a profound sense of our common humanity: our shared past, and our shared future” – Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is an academic, writer and broadcaster. She’s interested in the structure of humans, how we function, and our place in the wider environment.

Alice makes programmes and write books about human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. She passionately believes that universities are about generating and spreading knowledge to the widest possible audience.

Alice, a medical doctor who went on to become a university lecturer teaching human anatomy to students and doctors, and did research into human origins and disease in ancient skeletons made her television debut back in 2001, as a human bone specialist on Channel 4’s Time Team. She went on to present Coast on BBC2, and then to write and present a range of television series for BBC2, including The Incredible Human Journey,Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants, as well as several Horizon programmes. She’s presented five series of the popular Digging for Britain series, looking at the freshest, most exciting archaeology in the UK.

Alice has written seven popular science books. Her book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015.

Catch her at York Opera House from 7.30pm on January 23rd.