What is Anthropology? Blog

Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity.   From the Greek ánthrōpos (human) and lógos (study), the term Anthropology was first coined in the 16th century [1].  Anthropology is a huge spectrum of specialisms that encompasses the study of human biology, cultures, societies, languages and behaviours of the whole human species, both presently and historically [2].   In this blog post we highlight a number of fields and research areas of anthropological study.  Sociocultural Anthropology  The primary focus of social anthropology is human behaviour and relationships, whereas cultural anthropology studies the philosophy, meaning, norms and values held within a human culture. Whilst social and cultural anthropology are themselves individual specialisms, sociocultural anthropology is often used as an… Read More »What is Anthropology? Blog

LIVE talk | How To Create A Planet | 18:30 (UK time), 30 November 2020.

Summary My research focuses on using meteorites to unravel the early evolution of the solar system. Specifically, I am studying how the chaotic disk of dust and gas that existed in our solar system immediately following the ignition of the Sun transformed into an organised collection of orbiting planetary bodies, and the early thermal and chemical evolution of these bodies. I do this by studying the magnetism and chemistry of a variety of extraterrestrial samples.  The Speaker My name is James Bryson, and I am a planetary scientist working in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford. I did my undergraduate… Read More »LIVE talk | How To Create A Planet | 18:30 (UK time), 30 November 2020.