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2013 Trail

WHATPLACETIMINGSEVENTS /SPEAKERSPRICES & INFORMATION
Friday 23 AugustQuantock Hillsas you wishOptional pre-event accommodation in SomersetB&B private arrangements
DAY 1 - SATURDAY 24 AUGUST-BRISTOL SPEAKER EVENT
Coach link from Somerset to BristolHalsway Manor to Bristol Wills Memorial Building0800Included in the AT weeknd package
Coach pick up from railway stationBristol Templemeads0915To Wills Memorial Building
Speaker Event 1Bristol - Wills Memorial Building1000Doors Open£20-£40 per seat (free seats for those on AT weekend package)
1045Chris Jenord -
Director of the Ancestor's Trail - Welcome
1100Dr Peter Raby -
'Wallace the Nomad'. Emeritus Fellow at Homerton College Cambridge and noted author of 'Alfred Russel Wallace: a life', Dr Raby will begin our exploration of the great man’s life.
1200Dr Jon Copley -
‘No longer in the dark: exploring islands of life on the ocean floor’ - this senior lecturer in marine ecology at Southampton University will share his latest research on hydro-thermal vents.
1300Lunch -
own arrangements – Park Street is packed with restaurants.
1415Theatr na nÓg -
'You should ask Wallace’ Fresh from the Edinburgh festival, this theatre group will perform part of their one man accolade to Wallace
1430Professor Mark Thomas - ‘The evolutionary History of Homo sapiens’ - a professor of evolutionary Genetics at UCL and popular speaker he will elucidate on the current research on our biological roots.
1530Andrew Copson -
An introduction to The British Humanist Association. The CEO of the BHA will highlight the humanist perspective on the day’s proceedings.
1545Jonny Berliner -
science songs - this wonderful singer song-writer will return by popular demand to share his witty and clever musical deliberations on science.
1555Tea / coffee break
1620Professor Richard Dawkins - for the second year running the evolutionary biologist and Emeritus Professor of New College Oxford joins us in support the Ancestor's Trail - based upon his book ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’. This year his lecture highlights Wallace’s contribution to the theory of evolution and is titled "Give the under surface to Mr Wallace, but yield the upper surface to Mr Darwin".
1720Questions
1800Bristol event ends
Return to Somersetin transit1815included in the AT weekend package
Settle in / SupperHalsway Manor2000
2100music dancing
2300Close of day 1
DAY 2 - SUNDAY 24 AUGUST-ANCESTOR'S TRAIL HIKE DAY
Halsway Manor0700Breakfast
Halsway to Quantock drop off points0945Coach transport to Trail heads
THE TRAILThe Quantock Hills1100Walking the Ancestor's Trail -For folks not wishing to walk as far, simply opt for one of our shorter trails.
Around 6pm : we will all arrive together at Kilve beach (representing the origin of life)
Free and open to all
1400Picnic lunch
1430Continuing the TrailFree and open to all
1800End of Trail at Kilve beach
Kilve Beach to Halsway Manor1900Coach transport back to Halsway Manorincluded in the AT weekend package
EveningHalsway Manor1930Supper
2030Cabaret
2300close of Day 2
DAY 3 - MONDAY 25 AUGUST-SPEAKER MORNING
BreakfastHalsway Manor0800included in the AT weekend package
Speaker Event 21000Victoria Gugenheim - 'On Art and Science'
1050Eleanor Chubb -'Reptile Conservation'
1130George Beccaloni- 'The Legacy of Wallace'
1230Close by Chris Jenord
Lunch1300Not included in the AT package
Coach transport to local transport linksDepart Halsway1400Included in the AT weekend package
Arrive Taunton Rail Station1500
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