The times of our lives: a history of longevity - Professor Christopher Dye - Gresham College Lectures

Notwithstanding bible stories, the average human lifespan has reached ""three score years and ten"" only through spectacular increases in the past two centuries, and only in the richer half of the world. Among the 60 million people who die each year, 10 million are children under five, mostly in poor countries. What do they die of, and why? Where in the world is health getting better, and where is it getting worse? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: Twitter: Facebook:

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