A journey through the four-billion-year story of life on Earth using a timeline of more than 1,000 species, a coat of many pockets and 14 everyday objects

A spectacular voyage through the 4-billion year story of life on Earth stopping off at 14 of the most significant evolutionary episodes that have most shaped the development of life on our planet. Using a coat of 14 pockets, a series of everyday objects and a giant edition of the What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History (developed in partnership with the Natural History Museum) as a backdrop, this talk is ideal for Science departments or non-fiction workshops. First given at The Natural History Museum in October 2012.


Origin of life, Bacteria, Photosynthesis, Endosymbiosis, Sexual reproduction, Fossil record, Adaptation, Amphibians & Reptiles, Fungi, Pollination, Biodiversity, Mass extinctions, Rock formation, Plate tectonics, Climate change, Ice Ages, Human evolution, Anthropocene

Key Stage

Year 1 to A -Level / Adult audiences