Sunday November 21st at 7.15pm for 7:30pm
Daniel Hall, 2 Long Garden Way, Farnham GU9 7HY
Roger Heppleston has developed a unique evolutionary perspective on human development which gives context to the big challenges facing us all today: from population issues such as immigration and aging, to the disruptive effect of new technologies and the destruction of the environment. Throughout, his focus is to emphasise the leading role humanism must play in our communities to promote and support the secular ideas of the enlightenment which he considers imperative if mankind is to be able to address our future challenges.
Everyone is welcome!!
Do come along and join in the discussion.
Roger Heppleston has had a successful international business career for 30 years in planning and distribution, working for scientific and pharmaceutical companies. Now retired, he travels widely and enjoys writing and study.
Inspired by Richard Dawkins’ description of memes as agents of evolutionary change, he has developed the concept to explain the evolutionary success of humans. In 2015 he published his first book Memes, Societies and Human Evolution: How humans came to dominate the planet and then threaten its ecology, which provides an in-depth evolutionary history of mankind from our hunter-gatherer forbears up to the modern age.
He has recently published his second book ‘Compete or Cooperate, the evolutionary choice that will determine our future’ in which he explains why understanding and shaping the forces of memetic evolution is so vital to all our futures. Evolution is accelerating and human society must adapt rapidly if we are to create a better world for our children.
More information is available on Roger’s website eco-humanity.co.uk
Donation of £2 to help hire costs and free tea/coffee welcome drink.
Drinks available also from the Hop Blossom Pub, close by.