Professor Steve Jones
Here Comes the Sun
In conversation with Toby Mundy
Sunday 6th October 2019, 1-2pm
William Morris Tent
All aspects of life on Earth are ruled by our nearest star, but how much do we really know about it?
Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels - but sometimes destroys - the creatures that live upon it, controls their patterns of activity, makes chemicals in the skin that cheer up those who bask in its rays, and for the ancients was the seat of divine authority.
Join the insightful and evocative scientist Steve Jones as he considers sunshine and its effects on health, sleep, memory and more: and why today’s twilight world of tablets and smart-phones is taking us back to the Middle Ages.
Steve Jones is a Emeritus Professor at UCL, popular scientist, regular broadcaster and presenter of the 1991 Reith Lecture.
‘One of the world’s best writer- scientists.’
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.