The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

Monday, June 3 2019 at 7:30PM

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London NW1 8BG

Angela Saini

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Modern science is pivotal in our understanding of race – not because of the lines that thinkers through the centuries have chosen to trace around human groups, but because, once grouped, what they thought belonging to these groups signified.

Join award-winning science writer Angela Saini as she explores the concepts of race and human variation, both past and present. She dissects the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism persists to this day.

In conversation with Alom Shaha

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Wired.

Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published by Fourth Estate in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her latest book is Superior: the Return of Race Science.

Books will be on sale at this event and will be cash or card. Signing by the author after the main event.

The event takes place at The Monarch which has a full menu. Please get there early for a table and to order your food and drinks - it's open from 5pm for SitP attendees.