Did the Female Body Drive Human Evolution?

Exeter Phoenix

£10.00 Ticket
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In this talk, Cat Bohannon will take us on a ground-breaking, agenda setting, myth-busting tour through the history of evolution and the female body. With boundless curiosity and sharp wit, Cat will explain the specific science behind the development of the female sex, and the wild new science that inspired her to write her bestselling book EVE.

In conversation with Ali Vowles, Cat will discuss scientific findings, including everything from the way C-sections in the industrialized world are rearranging women’s pelvic shape to the surprising similarities between pus and breast milk. They will talk about why female bodies are the way there are, and how biology and evolution affects our day-to-day experience.

This talk will change the way you think about human evolution and why Homo sapiens have become such a successful and dominant species!

The event is supported by Bookbag who will be selling copies of EVE after Cat’s talk so stick around for a signing.


Cat Bohannon

Cat Bohannon completed her PhD in 2022 at Columbia
University, where she studied the evolution of narrative and
cognition. Her writing has appeared in Scientific American,
Science magazine, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The
Georgia Review, and on The Story Collider. This is her first
book. She lives in the U.S. with her partner and two offspring.