Prof Steve Jones

Is Man Just Another Mammal?

Humans and chimpanzees share approximately 95% DNA. But what does this really tell us about ourselves? Professor Steve Jones tells us what Darwin’s revolutionary idea and modern genetics reveal about homo sapiens.

A leading research geneticist (at University College London) and a prolific author with many beautifully written books on evolution, none more so than Almost Like A Whale, which updates Darwin’s world-changing publication, taking into account a century and a half of major advances in evolutionary biology. What’s amazing is how intact Darwin’s great idea remains today. This will be at the centre of Professor Jones’s lecture.