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Renowned “Big History” Professor David Christian to Present at the New York Academy of Sciences

Science & the City will host the Teaching Company lecturer most highly recommended by Bill Gates.

Published October 01, 2010

Bill Gates calls David Christian's Big History course his all-time favorite from the Teaching Company. "The course is so broad that it synthesizes the history of everything including the sciences into one framework," Gates writes on his website In fact, Gates is so excited about what Christian has to say, that he's working with the Brooklyn-born Professor of History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, to offer a version of his Big History course for high school students for free online.

Don't miss your chance to catch David Christian live for a 60-minute lecture and 30-minute audience discussion at the New York Academy of Sciences next week!

WHAT: Science as a Modern Creation Story: An Evening with David Christian

The first event in “From Stone Age to Internet Age: How Science Has Evolved over Time,” a science history series from the New York Academy of Sciences

WHO: David Christian, Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

WHEN: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm,
Reception and book signing to follow.

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, New York, NY

This symposium is presented by the Science & the City program of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Metanexus Institute, with media sponsor Scientific American. For more information see

Media must register in advance by contacting Adrienne Burke, Director, Public Outreach, the New York Academy of Sciences, at, 212.298.8655.

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