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How To Academy:
Tony Robinson Meets Peter Frankopan

1st March 2023 · 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Doors open: 6:15pm

In person | Virtual event

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How To Academy: Tony Robinson Meets Peter Frankopan

Rich soil and bumper harvests have built empires.

Drought and famine have fanned the flames of war and rebellion.

Storms and floods, earthquakes and eruptions have buried civilisations.

The way that humans have interacted with the natural world and with the climate has shaped and will change our world – but this story has gone untold. Until now…

Peter Frankopan’s ground-breaking history, The Silk Roads, brought a dazzling new perspective to the story of humankind; its sequel, The New Silk Roads, mapped China’s emerging global empire.

Now he returns to How To Academy to share the story of how the climate has shaped the rise and fall of civilisations across time. How did the environment shape the development of religion and language? How did fluctuating harvests affect the shipment of enslaved peoples? How did agriculture contribute to the origins of the bureaucratic state?

Join the award-winning historian live on stage and discover the answer to all these questions and more.

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