The 2015 Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture will be held on Friday 23rd October 2015 at the National Liberal Club at 1, Whitehall Place, London, SW1, at 6.00 for 6.45pm.
Our speaker this year is Dr John McNabb. He studied for his first degree in archaeology at Lancaster University and then at the Institute of Archaeology in London for his MA and PhD, specialising in Palaeolithic archaeology. Currently he is a senior lecturer in Palaeolithic archaeology at the University of Southampton.
He will be talking about evolution and human origins in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, from the point of view of what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes would have known about our origins. Although there is relatively little direct reference to this subject in the canon, there are a surprisingly large number of more subtle allusions to anthropological theory than might seem the case at first glance. Dr McNabb will be drawing these out and putting them into their broader context, while gently exploring a little archaeology and anthropology in Victorian and Edwardian times. He has advised us that his aim is to get inside the head of Conan Doyle as well as Holmes and find out what he knew about our origins and how it helped him solve his cases.
Applications should be sent to arrive not later than Friday 16th October.
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