Saturday, 27 July 2019 to Thursday, 1 August 2019
Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune

Astrobiology is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is ‘life’ and how did it emerge on our own world? How can you reboot civilization after an apocalypse? What extreme conditions can terrestrial life tolerate? And what would an alien actually look like?

Join Dr Lewis Dartnell on a tour of our solar system, and even further afield to alien worlds orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone?

The presenter, Dr Lewis Dartnell, is a research scientist and author based in London, UK. He holds a Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster and his research is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He has also published four books: The Knowledge was a Sunday Times Book of the Year and international bestseller, and his latest ORIGINS: How the Earth Made Us is also a Sunday Times bestseller.

Schedule of the talks

City & venue Date & time How to register
Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), 19A, Gurusaday Dutta Rd, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge Kolkata 27 July 2019,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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British Council Kolkata 27 July 2019,
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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British Council Bengaluru 31 July 2019,
11 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
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Garware College, Karve Road, Kripali Society, Bharati Niwas Colony, Erandwane Pune 1 Aug 2019,
4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
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About the programme

GREAT Talks is a public programme to bring together celebrated UK professionals from diverse aeas such as science, arts, design, environment and space. The programme is part of the GREAT Britain Campaign, of which the British Council is a partner. 

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