Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

From genes to latrines: A biosocial journey

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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 Biology.


Please REGISTER for FREE on Eventbrite should you wish to attend: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-geoffrey-harrison-prize-lecture-by-prof-mascie-taylor-tickets-49697095350