A walk through the days

Walk the Story of the Universe begins on a Friday evening with a presentation on our changing understanding of the Universe over the past 500 years. Woven through this talk are explanations of the basic science you need to know to make the most of Saturday's walk.

Saturday starts with an overview of human evolution since our common ancestor with the chimpanzees around 7 million years ago. This creates a context for the rest of the walk. Then we learn about the Big Bang and walk the story of stars, galaxies and the elements.

On Saturday evening a fireside chat about evolution and natural selection is followed, weather permitting, by some stargazing.

On Sunday we walk the Earth story, exploring the formation of the solar system, the evolution of single-celled and then multicellular life in the oceans, the movement onto land, and the emergence of reptiles, dinosaurs and mammals. We conclude by revisiting the human story and resetting it in the context of the vast journey we have travelled.