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Huxley Lecture - Margaret Lock
Friday 11 November 2016, 05:30pm - 08:00pm
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will be given by

Professor Margaret Lock, McGill University

Mutable Environments and Permeable Human Bodies

Friday 11 November 2016 at 5.30pm, in the BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.

Mapping the human genome produced unexpected findings that paved the way for recognition of the contribution of environments external and internal, to health and illness in the human body. We live now with a ‘reactive genome’ in which environments – nurture, or its lack - account overwhelmingly for the human condition. In this lecture, focusing on debates about the anthropocene, epigenetics, and the metagenomic human body, I will highlight how environments are contestable and moveable, and with what effects.

The event is free, but places must be booked. Please book your place at

Enquiries to: RAI, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5 BT; tel 020 7387 0455; email

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