A Night In with Adam Rutherford and David Olusoga
Fane Online in partnership with Waterstones present A Night In with Adam Rutherford and David Olusoga to celebrate the paperback publication of the Sunday Times bestseller How To Argue With A Racist.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of How To Argue With a Racist, deliverable to any UK or international address.
The event will initially be broadcast on 27 February 2021 at 18:30 UK Time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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In a time when nationalism is on the rise, science is at risk of being marshalled to incorrectly justify political ideologies. These are the battle lines that scientists - and society - currently face.
Join Adam Rutherford, in conversation with historian, writer and broadcaster David Olusoga, as he tackles stereotypes and myths about race. In this fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience, Adam and David will discuss how to dismantle outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference. Exploring topics such as race as a social vs. biological construct, racial classifying during the so-called European enlightenment when science was co-opted to support colonial expansion, and the problem with modern genetic genealogy kits, they will detail how - if understood correctly - science and history can be powerful allies against racism.
This promises to be an engaging, enlightening and important evening; a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry, and a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation.