Admixture: Cheltenham Literature Festival

Two events for the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Admixture: Human migration and genetic inheritance
11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Saturdays 8th & 15th; Sundays 9th & 16th
Montpellier Gardens & Imperial Square, Cheltenham

How far back can you go?
6-7 pm Saturday 15th October
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham (L345)

Admixture: Human migration and genetic inheritance
Admixture tells the story of human migration out of Africa 50,000 years ago and the implications of that journey for our genetic inheritance. But this is a book with a difference because it is made up, literally, of 64 great-great-great-great-grandparent books donated by the Cheltenham Literature Festival audience.

A team of 35 young science communicators from schools across Cheltenham and Gloucester will be at the Festival during the weekends and are keen to tell you more about the project.

The schools involved are: Cirencester Kingshill, Bishop Ullathorne, Burford School, Pates Grammar, Balcarras, All Saints Academy, Pittville School, St Edwards, Sir Thomas Rich’s School, St Peters Catholic High School, Stroud High School.

If you contribute to the research you will get a FREE copy of this specially commissioned sci-artist book by Joshua Sofaer, with writings by Chris Tyler-Smith and David Eagleman.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust.

How far back can you go?

We all sometimes wonder where we come from, and for scientists our DNA tells a fascinating story. Join historian and BBC presenter Nick Barratt, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at UCL, Mark Thomas, artist Joshua Sofaer and Daniel Glaser, Wellcome Trust, as we explore these themes and get a free copy of Admixture which has been created specially for the Festival.

This project and event have been funded by the Wellcome Trust and is part of Cheltenham cross-festival series exploring DNA migration.