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Alcohol and humans: Why do we drink?

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

Have humans always consumed alcohol? How has our relationship with it evolved over time? Join three experts for an evening of short talks and discussion exploring the history of alcohol consumption. From early primates to humans, the first ethanol fermentation to the local pub, discover the positives and negatives of our association with alcohol throughout history.

Speakers: 
Professor Robert Dudley, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr Patrick McGovern, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Dr Angela McShane, Research Development Manager, Wellcome Collection

This event is suitable for 18+ 

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