The Wellcome Trust Event

The History of All We Breathe

Fri 25 Aug 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

£8.00, £6.00

The History of All We Breathe

Sponsored by

Decoding the Secrets of Air

Science writer Sam Kean traces the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere in Caesar’s Last Breath. This fascinating investigation shows how what we breathe has shaped human progress, been the catalyst for revolutions and influences everything we do. Air pollution in the UK is estimated to shorten the lives of around 40,000 people a year so our understanding of this invisible life force is vital. Chaired by Jane Macnaughton from Durham University.

Part of our Taking the Air series of events.