The importance of science in modern culture.
We learn how humankind has just emerged as a tiny twig near the top of the most recent tree and realise the vital importance of a single human family, living in harmony within itself and with the fragile paradise that we call planet Earth.
This lecture contains fundamental concepts of cosmology, particle physics, nuclear fusion, atomic structure, star and planet formation, complex molecules, life, global extinctions and origin of humankind, all linked to the environment and the long-term survival of the human species.
This lecture promotes critical thinking, discussion and debate resulting in a high degree of engagement. There are cross-curricular links embracing all natural sciences, mathematics, literacy, poetry, history, philosophy, religion, art and so forth.
The lecture requires an auditorium with a large screen and a stage at least 10m wide for the timeline demonstration.