The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver - Netflix
Three-part documentary series in which anthropologist professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver go in search of the Celts - one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilisations.
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Runtime: 60 minutes
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Alice May Roberts (born 19 May 1973) is an English anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, physical anthropologist, palaeopathologist, television presenter and author. She is Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.
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After graduating in 1997, Roberts worked in clinical medicine as a junior medical practitioner with the National Health Service in South Wales for 18 months. In 1998 she left clinical medicine and worked as an anatomy demonstrator in the Anatomy Department at the University of Bristol, becoming a lecturer there in 1999. Roberts spent seven years working part-time on her PhD in paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient human remains, receiving the degree in 2008. She worked as Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, where her main roles were teaching clinical anatomy, embryology, and physical anthropology, as well as researching osteoarchaeology and paleopathology. She stated in 2009 that she was working towards becoming a professor of anatomy. In 2009, she co-presented modules for the “Beating Bipolar” programme, the first internet-based education treatment for patients with bipolar depression, trialled by Cardiff University researchers. From August 2009 until January 2012, Roberts was a Visiting Fellow in both the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Department of Anatomy of the University of Bristol. In February 2012, Roberts assumed a new post as the University of Birmingham's first Professor of Public Engagement in Science. She is currently the Director of Anatomy for Bristol's Severn Deanery Postgraduate School of Surgery, and is also an Honorary Fellow of Hull York Medical School. Writing in the I newspaper in 2016, Roberts dismissed the Aquatic ape hypothesis (AAH) as a distraction “from the emerging story of human evolution that is more interesting and complex”, adding that AAH has become “a theory of everything” that is simultaneously “too extravagant and too simple”. She concluded by saying that “science is about evidence, not wishful thinking”.
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