From genes to latrines: A biosocial journey
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Who this event is for
Oxford University Natural History Museum
The Parkes Foundation is pleased
to announce the 2nd edition of
the Geoffrey Harrison Prize
Lecture on Human/Biosocial
sciences. The lecture is to be
awarded annually in Geoffrey
Harrison’s honour to persons who
have made a substantial and
sustained contribution to the
study of human biology and
especially biosocial sciences. This year, the prize is awarded to Professor C G Nicholas Mascie-Taylor.
About the speaker:
Professor Mascie-Taylor is an emeritus Professor of Human Population Biology and Health & Director of Research (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Department of Public Health), University of Cambridge, UK. The title of his talk is: From genes to latrines: A biosocial journey.
The Geoffrey Harrison Prize:
Geoffrey Harrison is one of the most important figures in 20th century Human Biology. He was a key member of the pioneering group of scientists who developed the new Human Biology from the old Physical Anthropology along with Joe Weiner, Derek Roberts, Jim Tanner, Arthur Mourant, Nigel Barnicot and Kenneth Oakley. The expertise and diversity of this group of visionary scientists allowed them to shape the development of human biology over the next 50 years as a discipline in which biology, behaviour and social context worked together to define the human species. Geoffrey Harrison was for many years Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
The lecture is open to the public
and will be followed by a drinks
reception, which is funded by the
Society for the Study of Human
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