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The Story of How We Became Us

Friday 19 April

Things that were once thought to be unique human behaviour are being discovered in the animal kingdom. From tools and fashions to fire and art – what does it mean to be human when animals can do it too? How special are we really? This conundrum – that our biology is indistinct from all other life, yet we consider ourselves unique – is the central question of the human condition. Join geneticist, author and BBC Radio 4 Inside Science broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford to explore this quandary.

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