Surviving the last ice age: move, adapt or die
Wed 2 March, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
You can watch this event live at Queen Square or online – please select the correct tickets when booking.
As the last Ice Age came to a close, rapid climatic and environmental changes led to a major reorganisation of the fauna and people of northwestern Europe. Species were forced to move, adapt or face extinction.
For over a decade, Professor Danielle Schreve from Royal Holloway University of London has been painstakingly excavating a new cave site in the Mendip Hills, which is yielding fascinating insights into animal responses to very abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age. This illustrated lecture will tell the tale of changing landscapes, fauna and early humans in the face of climate change and discuss how this information can be used to support modern conservation initiatives.