Forthcoming Lectures

The Extension Lecture Series is a programme of lectures organised by the Bonas MacFarlane Academy for Sixth Form students. The series explores current developments that will shape your generation’s future lives.

The debates are led by top academics, and take place live in London. All Academy students are invited to attend the live lectures. Recordings are made available afterwards for those who cannot attend.

The lectures are followed by seminars led by academic tutors, where you will be able to develop your thinking through discussions with fellow students and your seminar tutor.


For 2017 all lectures are held at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London.

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6.30PM to 8.00PM

Is the Holocene over? Have we entered a new geological epoch where humans are now the strongest force acting on the Earth and its ecosystems? And if so does this change how we think about the past and the present, disrupt our ideas of progress or help us deal with the future?

SOAS, London University

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