How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable

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Simon Pirani

How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 18:45

Anthropology is not just the study of 'other people' - Western culture and society is included, too. This talk by one of the world's leading specialists will explain the shocking history of fossil fuel consumption in the industrialized world, focusing on the second part of the last century.

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Chris Knight

A Christmas Fairy Tale: The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

This delightful fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm has become a RAG tradition, told every year on the last day of the autumn term, just before Christmas. It tells of twelve princesses and their periodic trips to the underworld, the narrator treating patriarchal marriage as a cruel punishment imposed on a coalition of sisters who had previously been free to dance the nights away. This magical tale introduces us to universal mythological themes which will be explored more fully in the Spring Term. Chris Knight will show how all such tales make sense in the light of the theory that human sexual morality was initially established by women.