How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Dr Lewis Dartnell

Thursday, February 5 2015 at 7:30PM

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39 Mount Ephraim
Tunbridge Wells

Dr Lewis Dartnell

What's the talk about?

Maybe it was an asteroid impact, a nuclear war, or a viral pandemic. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it is over and humanity must start again. What would you need to know to not only survive in the immediate aftermath, but avert another Dark Age and accelerate the rebooting of civilisation from scratch? The Knowledge is a grand thought experiment on the behind-the-scenes fundamentals of how our world works and what drove the progression of civilisation over the centuries.

Dr Lewis Dartnell ( is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester. He also holds an STFC Science in Society Fellowship and alongside his astrobiology research writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines. He has appeared in TV shows such as BBC Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe, Dara O'Briain's Science Club, and Horizon. The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch ( is his third book.