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Award-winning journalist Angela Saini delivers the Science & Nature Lecture based on her book The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality

About the book: The end products of male power are well documented – in the greater proportion of men in positions of authority, in the preference for sons in many parts of the world, in rates of sexual harassment, in statistic after statistic – but that in itself isn’t an explanation for how men came to rule to begin with. How did patriarchy become embedded in societies all over the globe? Journalist and author Angela Saini explores the gradual clamping down of women’s rights and freedoms over thousands of years, and how developments in science and archaeology can help paint this complex history.

6 pm reception/6:30 pm program
Free to Mercantile members/$20 nonmembers. Registration required.

Copies of The Patriarchs will be available for sale & signing courtesy of Joseph-Beth Cincinnati.

About Angela Saini: Angela Saini is an award-winning journalist and author. She has presented science programmes on BBC radio and television, and her writing has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, the Lancet and Nature.

She is the author of four books, including Superior: The Return of Race Science, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, which has been translated into fourteen languages. Her latest book, The Patriarchs, is a finalist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and has been a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Humboldt Foundation in Berlin. This year she was made an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford.

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The Science & Nature Lecture: Angela Saini
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