Humans gather to share stories, to listen, to learn to walk together and create community. The gatherings listed here are not run by us but specifically relate to the themes of Deep Time and Earth History. These gatherings include formal event conferences, art exhibitions, informal chats or live performances of the Deep Time Walk.
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Walk the Story of the Universe
May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019$150
Walk the Story of the Universe combines an introduction to the scientific story of the Universe with an enjoyable weekend of gentle walking, fine food and beautiful Somerset scenery.
Over the two days we walk 13.8 kilometres, making each metre on the ground equivalent to a million years in time. So you not only learn about the extraordinary events that brought us here but also develop a strong physical sense of your place within them.
The walk begins on Saturday morning with an overview of human evolution since our common ancestor with the chimpanzees around 6 million years ago. This creates a context for the rest of the walk. Then we learn about the Big Bang and walk the story of stars, galaxies and the elements.
On Sunday we walk the Earth story, exploring the formation of the solar system, the evolution of single-celled and then multicellular life in the oceans, the movement onto land, and the emergence of reptiles, dinosaurs and mammals. We conclude by revisiting the human story and resetting it in the context of the vast journey we have travelled.
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