£20 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Starts 8pm. Unreserved seating.

Professor Alice Roberts is a biological anthropologist, author and broadcaster.

She has presented well over a hundred television programmes, on subjects ranging from biology and archaeology and history. Her television debut came as a human bone expert on Channel 4’s "Time Team", in 2001. After presenting "Coast" on BBC2, she went on to write and present a range of BBC series, including "The Incredible Human Journey", "Origins of Us", "Prehistoric Autopsy" and the long-running archaeology series, "Digging for Britain", as well as several Horizon programmes. She also presents "Britain’s Most Historic Towns" on Channel 4.

Her books include "The Incredible Human Journey", "Evolution: The Human Story", "The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being", "Tamed: Ten species that Changed our World", "Ancestors: The Prehistory of Britain in Seven Burials", "Buried" and "Anatomical Oddities".

For this event Alice will be taking about her book "Ancestors: A history of Britain through burials". What can a grave tell us about a person and past lives? From the Bronze Age to the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons, Alice Roberts explores how burial archaeology sheds light on ancient societies, and looks at how genetics is completely revolutionising what we know about the past.

Part of Farsley Literature Festival. Book sales provided by Truman Books.