Evening talks

Anthropology asks one big question: what does it mean to be human?

Next talk

Chris Knight

Location: Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square

Anthropology asks just one question, but it is a big one: What does it mean to be human? One way to address this question is to ask what it would mean to be a chimpanzee, a highly intelligent great ape closely related to us but different in significant ways. It is often claimed that it is not surprising that human societies are hierarchically organized, competitive and male dominated given that chimpanzees are organized along such lines. In this talk, Chris Knight will draw on exciting new research showing that some of our closest great ape relatives, known as bonobos, are matriarchically organised and in many ways ruled by infants.



Radical Anthropology aims to draw together interdisciplinary approaches from evolutionary theory to social and cultural anthropology. 


Tuesdays, 18.30 - 20.00 pm


Please register in advance via EventBrite for each talk. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-anthropology-talks-tickets-169251647233?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

The class will be held in Daryll Forde Seminar Room in UCL Anthropology Dept (under UCL Covid guidelines) and we will run a Zoom livestream. 


We do not charge fees and everything is free, although we may occasionally suggest a small donation towards a speaker's travel expenses.