13-16 June 2024

14 Jun 2024

What Makes Us Human? A Scientist’s Guide to our Amazing Existence with Luke O’Neill

Starting with the origin of life and how we as a species evolved on the plains of Africa some 200,000 years ago, Professor Luke explores what makes us interesting as a species, why we sleep, laugh and enjoy music, and our efforts to stop disease. He also ponders whether we will create superhumans, how and why we age, if we can escape death and whether our eventual extinction is inevitable. With Luke’s trademark infectious enthusiasm – and plenty of laughs along the way – What Makes Us Human is the perfect discussion for curious minds. 

Luke O’Neill with Ruth Freeman