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13:15 - 13:55 6 December 2012

Lunch Hour Lecture: Apocalypse in 2012? History, myth and science


Darwin Lecture Theatre - access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Francisco Diego Quintana, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy
Prof Elizabeth Graham, Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Did the Classic Maya really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? What caused them to record a date that would occur over a thousand years into their future? This lecture will review a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, specially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research into the formation, development and eventual destruction of entire solar systems, including ours.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


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