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Town Hall Seattle
Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012 | 7:30 – 9:30 pm
$25 to attend the reception and lecture (not including service fees).
Meet best-selling author Simon Winchester, who will be at Town Hall Seattle for a lecture on his most recent book Skulls. We’ve partnered with Town Hall and the University of Washington Alumni Association to offer this exclusive opportunity for Burke members to attend the reception before his lecture.
Registration is exclusively for Burke members. To purchase tickets looks for your November Burke E-news or call 206-616-9865 for details.
Now here’s a scientific concept you can really wrap your head around: the story of more than 300 animals’ skulls, from every perspective imaginable: historical, biographical, cultural, and iconographic. Best-selling author Simon Winchester (Krakatoa and the new Skulls) presents details about the parts of the skull; the science and pseudoscience of skulls; and skulls in religion, art, and popular culture, based on the collection of Alan Dudley, probably the largest and most complete private collection in the world.
Simon Winchester’s website
Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center, University Book Store, and The Burke Museum. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.