What's on: HUMAN EVOLUTION IN AN AFRICA OF ISLANDS: An Evening with Jonathan Kingdon

 Pioneering UK evolutionary biologist and renowned illustrator Jonathan Kingdon discusses human evolution in Africa.

Chimpanzee illustration

Chimpanzee illustration
Creator: Jonathan Kingdon © Jonathan Kingdon

Event Type:
Special event
28 August 2017 to 28 August 2017
05.45 PM to 07.30 PM
Australian Museum
$16 AM Member, $20 general admission, $18 concession, including a welcome drink
Join us for a fascinating evening with the internationally acclaimed Tanzanian-born evolutionary biologist.

Based in Rome and London, Jonathan Kingdon bridges science and art across pioneering research, writings in zoology, anthropology and biogeography, and extraordinary drawings, paintings and sculptures. His most recent publications are definitive, beautifully illustrated field guides to African mammals.

Jonathan Kingdon’s presentation explores the key factors influencing the evolution of our species and draws on his groundbreaking books "Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa's Rare Animals and Plants" and "Lowly Origin: Where, When and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up".


  • 5.45pm: Doors open, access to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 exhibition, and welcome drink
  • 6.30pm: Presentation by Jonathan Kingdon
  • 7.15pm: Q&A


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