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The 8.2 ka BP event: the most important in our island history? Dr Angus Lunn

7pm. Great North Museum: Hancock.

Forget Hastings, Agincourt, Bannockburn, Waterloo, El Alamein. 8,200 years ago should rather be regarded as the formative date in British human history. It was a unique combination of at least three separate geological processes that very likely made us what we are today. 8.2 ka BP is even being proposed as a formal geological stratigraphic boundary within the Holocene.

Angus Lunn is the former head of Adult Education at the University of Newcastle, teaches a course on the Quaternary for the Society, and is the author of the New Naturalist volume on Northumberland.