7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 3 September
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Aristotle was one of the greatest philosophers in the history of Western thought. But he was also a scientist - the first.
More than 2,000 years ago, by the shores of a lagoon on a Greek island, he began to examine the natural world as no-one had before him, and so laid the foundations of biology. Join Armand Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, to explore Aristotle's science - its genius, its errors and its lessons for 21st century science.
Armand Marie Leroi is Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College London as well as an award-winning author and broadcaster.
As well as presenting successful documentaries on Channel 4 and BBC4, including ‘What Darwin didn't know’, he has written ‘Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body’. His new book ‘The lagoon: How Aristotle invented science’ will be published this August.
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