The General Section organised the following event at the 2016 British Science Festival:

The origin of our species
The last decade brought a plethora of discoveries of ancient human remains, which have led scientists to rethink our ancestral history. Celebrated human origins expert Chris Stringer discussed some of the scientific controversies and current issues around who we are and where we came from.

President 2015: Professor Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum
President 2015: Professor Barry C Smith, School of Advanced Study, University of London
President 2014: Jonathan Porritt, CBE

Co-Recorder: Susan Watt
: Anne-Maria Brennan