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Here Comes the Sun: How It Feeds Us, Kills Us, Heals Us and Makes Us What We Are

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Steve Jones

Sunday 13th October 14:20 - 15:20 | Northwood House

In Here Comes the Sun, Steve Jones shows how life on Earth is ruled by our nearest star. It is filled with unexpected connections; between the need to stay cool and man’s ability to stand upright, between the power of memory and the onset of darkness, between the flow of solar energy through the plants and animals and of wealth through society, and between Joseph Goebbels’s 1938 scheme to make Edinburgh the summer capital of a defeated Britain and the widening gap in the life expectancy of Scottish men compared to that of other European men brought on by that nation’s cloudy climate.

“It has become hard to deny that today’s shifts in the thermometer have come at least in part from human interference. Given the role of the sun’s rays in health, in happiness, in memory, in food, in water, in the shape of the world around us, and in our very existence, its behaviour in the next few decades should become a topic of almost as much interest to men and women as it has long been to snails.” Steve Jones, March 2019

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