Professor Stephen Oppenheimer

Invited lectures, websites and TV series

2016

Bruce Bradley with Stephen Oppenheimer: "An AUKward Proposal: Evidence of a trans-Atlantic contribution to the Ice Age peopling of the Americas" Invited talk to the Oxford University Archaeological Society (OUAS) at the School of Archaeology, Institute of Archeology, University of Oxford, 2 March 2016

Stephen Oppenheimer with Bruce Bradley: The Solutrean Hypothesis: genetics, “the mammoth in the room”. Invited talk to the Palquat seminar series at the School of Archaeology, Institute of Archeology, University of Oxford, 3 March 2016

“Western European origins: founders & resettlement after the Ice Age” Public lecture invited by ORONA Foundation, Basque Country,17 February 2016.

“The Solutrean Hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room: A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia”, Public lecture  invited by San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, Basque Country,18th February 2016.

"The Importance of Peninsula Malaysia During Prehistoric & Civilization Period" Invited main keynote lecture at the Kedah Tua International Conference KTIC 2016, Sungai Batu, Kedah, West Malaysia, organized by the Department of Global Archaeology, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 21 May 2016

2015

“The Solutrean Hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room: A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia”, Lecture invited by Laboratoire d'enquête ethnologique et multimedia Université Laval, Québec, Canada. 22 October 2015

“The Solutrean Hypothesis: genetics, the mammoth in the room: A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia”, Invited lecture at Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, for the Mi’kmaq History Month, 23 October 2015

“Western European origins: from first settlers to the modern day”, Invited lecture at the Atlantiar final Conference of the Jauzarrea Foundation for the Study and dissemination of Basque Culture, Ficoba Auditorium, Irun, San Sebastian. 15 May 2015.

“Multiple migrations of the earliest peopling of the Americas: A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia”, Invited lecture at the Atlantiar Conference of the Jauzarrea Foundation for the Study and dissemination of Basque Culture, Ficoba Auditorium, Irun, San Sebastian.15 May 2015.

“Mainland Southeast Asians’ ancestors: more indigenous or immigrant”, Public lecture, invited by the Penang Institute, Penang, Malaysia and the Oxford & Cambridge Alumni of Penang, Royale Ballroom, Penang, 3 April 2015.

“Varying ancestries of Mainland Southeast Asian populations as indicated by mitochondrial DNA”, Invited lecture in Universiti Sains Malaysia, the School of Archaeology, USM, Penang, Malaysia. 6 April 2015.

Stephen Oppenheimer, Sean Eng, Martin Richards, Md. Mokhtar Saidin, ‘Genetic prehistory of Mainland Southeast Asia over the past 60 ka, from a mitochondrial DNA perspective’, Invited paper in Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur at ‘Project SE Asia Conference’ March 21 2015 in the session entitled 'Genomics, human history and disease in SE Asia'.

Sean Eng, Pedro Soares, Zafarina Zainuddin, Stephen Chia, Mohd Mokhtar Saidin, Stephen Oppenheimer and Martin B. Richards, Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia, paper given at the Human Genome Meeting 2015, 15 March 2015, in Kuala Lumpur Conference Centre, Malaysia.

2014

‘British Origins: continuity or replacement: A genetic history of the British Isles in the context of ‘Celtic’ and ‘Anglo-Saxon’ replacements’’, Invited Day School lecture at Wuffings, Sutton Hoo. 5 July 2014  

‘The Longue Durée of gene flow along the European Atlantic Façade: new evidence’, Invited lecture at the Atlantiar Conference of the Jauzarrea Foundation for the Study and dissemination of Basque Culture, Ficoba Auditorium, Irun, San Sebastian. 16 May 2014.

Stephen Oppenheimer, Joyce White, Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth, Andreia Brandão, Luisa Pereira, Pedro Soares, Martin Richards, “Tracing migrations in Mainland SE Asia and the importance of increasing genetic data from all MSEA regions, especially adjoining the central Mekong route”, Paper presentation at the 20th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA), 17 January 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Stephen Oppenheimer, Andreia Brandão, Onchansamone Ninethaphone, Nouphanh Keosouda, Joyce White, Bounheuang Bouasisengpaseuth, Luisa Pereira, Pedro Soares, Freda Oppenheimer, Maria Pala, Martin Richards, “Laos mtDNA study in the MMAP project: preliminary survey findings”, Paper presentation at the 20th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA), 17 January 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

2013

‘The ‘diving reflex’, birth asphyxia, obstructed labour, pelvic dimorphism and Upper Palaeolithic decline in human size.’ Paper given to “The Society for the Study of Human Biology” Society for the Study of Human Biology: Proffered Papers Meeting, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, The Buckley Building, 10 October, 2013 

‘Human evolution & migration and the roles of water bodies’, Invited introductory lecture to an International Conference entitled “Human Evolution, Past, Present & Future: Anthropological, Medical and Nutritional Considerations, Grange St Paul’s Hotel London, 11 May 2013.

‘Numbers of exits, routes and dates of Late Pleistocene Homo dispersals between Africa and South Asia: which queries can genetics help with best?’, Invited talk to the workshop 'Out of Africa, Into South Asia': Building a collaborative understanding of the earliest human dispersals, A UK-India British Academy sponsored International Partnership Workshop, sponsored by the British Academy, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 16th – 17 April 2013.

‘Out of Africa: when, which way and how many exits?’, Invited talk to the Palquat seminar series at the School of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, 2 May 2013.

‘Post-Glacial Recolonisation of the Atlantic Façade’, Invited lecture at the Atlantiar Conference of the Jauzarrea Foundation for the Study and dissemination of Basque Culture, Ficoba Auditorium, Irun, San Sebastian, 17 May 2013.

‘Discussion and interpretation of genetic origins in relation to the earliest peopling of the Americas:  A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia’  Invited lecture at the University of Exeter Department of Archaeology, Laver Building, Exeter 12 February 2013. 

'Post-Glacial Recolonisation of the Atlantic Façade’, Invited lecture at the Atlantiar Conference of the Jauzarrea Foundation for the Study and dissemination of Basque Culture, Ficoba Auditorium, Irun, San Sebastian, 17 May 2013.

‘Discussion and interpretation of genetic origins in relation to the earliest peopling of the Americas:  A re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia’  Invited lecture at the University of Exeter Department of Archaeology, Laver Building, Exeter 12 February 2013

2012

"Sundaland Origins: Peoples and Culture” Invited keynote speaker for the seminar “Rethinking Human Civilization" Indonesian Studies Update International Seminar Series (ISUS), Centre for Indonesian Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia, Depok, 28 - 29 November 2012.

‘Discussion and interpretation of uniparental genome origins in relation to the earliest peopling of the Americas: a re-appraisal of the genetic evidence for an early founding event from West Eurasia’, Invited lecture in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Cathy Kerby Room for the Pre-Clovis Conference, Washington DC, 9 November 2012.

‘Early Civilization in Indonesia and Areas Surrounding It (South East Asia)’, 4th International Conference and Summer School in Indonesian Studies (ICSSIS), “Unity, Diversity and Future”, Bali, Indonesia, 9 - 10/02/2012.

'Out of Africa: peopling of the world and origins of Malays’, Invited keynote lecture given at a conference on the Origins of Malays at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the National University of Malaysia, 20 January 2012.

‘The peopling of the World and of the European islands of Britain and Ireland’, Invited Darwin Day lecture to the Humanist Association of Ireland at Trinity College Dublin, 24 February 2012.

‘When did we become modern? Can studies of prehistoric migration and crude brain & body size give any additional perspective on the time line and trajectory of human cognitive & cultural evolution’, Invited lecture to the Oxford University Cortex Club at the Sherrington Building Library, Oxford University 29 May 2012.

2011

‘An Aryan Invasion of India? big, small, or more culture than genes – and when? Examination of the genetic evidence’, Evidence for the Aryan Invasion Hypothesis, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India, 18/01/11.

‘Invited treatment-writer, series adviser, main talking head/ ‘expert witness’ and consultant’, The Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) TV-documentary series, ‘Norwegian Roots’, Screened Autumn 2011.

‘Out-of-Africa, the peopling of continents & islands: tracing uniparental gene trees across the map’, Invited lecture at the 2-day public meeting, “Human evolution, migration and history revealed by genetics, immunity and infection”, Royal Society, London, 06/06/2011-07/06/2011.

‘Potential for applying uniparental genetic phylogeography to the Basque Diaspora in the Americas’, Invited lecture at “In the Wake of the Basque whalers. Cultural and genetic heritage of Basques and First Nations People”, UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, 21/09/2011.

‘Reconstruction of ancient migrations using multiple lines of evidence’, Invited lecture at the Satellite meeting “Human evolution – plagues, pathogens and selection”, The Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, 08/06/2011-09/06/2011.

‘The Origins of the British and the Relevance for the Basque Country’, Two invited lectures given to “Euskararen Jatorria” (‘Origins of the Basque Cultural Association’) at their annual meeting, Puente La Reina-Gares (Navarra District) 7 May and in San Sebastian 11 May 2011, 7/05/11 and 11/05/2011.

‘The Peopling of the World and how to use genetic phylogeography to trace migrations’, Evidence for the Aryan Invasion Hypothesis, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India, 17/01/2011.

‘The post-glacial peopling of the British Isles: can 'Celtic' and 'Anglo-Saxon' physical intrusions be defined and measured?’, Invited lecture given at the international colloquium ‘Aires linguistiques / Aires culturelles, Etudes de correspondances en Europe occidentale: zones Manche et Atlantique’, Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, Brest, 09/06/2011-10/06/2011.

2010

‘Eden in the East: the drowned continent of Southeast Asia’, Invited lecture, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), The Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia, 28/10/2010.

‘Eden in the East: The Importance of Sea Level Changes over the Sunda Shelf in the Spread of People and Culture in Southeast Asia and the Pacific over the Last 15,000 Years’, Invited lecture at the International conference on the prehistory of Sundaland, Bogor University, Bogor, Indonesia, 28/10/2010.

‘Iron and Infection: Narrative review on a major iron supplementation study in New Guinea mounted from the Department of Tropical Paediatrics LSTM 1979-1983, its aftermath and the continuing relevance of its results’, Invited talk given at the memorial seminar for the late Professor Ralph Hendrickse, former chair of Tropical Paediatric Department, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 5/11/2010.

‘Out of Eden: the peopling of the world’, An invited lecture to 6th formers, Westminster School, Westminster, London, 10/02/2010.

‘The peopling of the world, and the role of the Middle East and Turkey as a gateway to the European peninsula’, Annual invited lecture at the Annual Evolution Conference of a Biogen, The student club of Biology and Genetics at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 07/11/2010.

2009

‘The Use of mitochondrial DNA in tracking Human Migrations’, Invited lecture to the Biology Student Association (Utrechtse Biologen Vereniging), of the Utrecht University, the Netherlands, to celebrate its 85th anniversary and honor the Darwin Year 200. Wentgebouw at the Uithof, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 12/05/2009.

‘The Origins of the British’, Invited lecture at Joint meeting of Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society and Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute to mark Darwin 200 anniversary, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 12/03/2009.

‘Can we define Celts genetically', Invited lecture on Archaeology and DNA studies, at “The Archaeology Festival 2009”. Cardiff, jointly sponsored by Current Archaeology, Cardiff University and the National Museum Cardiff. National Museum Cardiff. 06/02/2009.

‘The Genetic Prehistory of Humans', Invited lecture to mark the Darwin 200 anniversary. Warwick University, Department of Biological Sciences. 30/01/2009.

‘MtDNA variation and modern human dispersals in Mainland Southeast Asia', Invited lecture at a Multidisciplinary Workshop 'Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia'. l'Ecole Française d'Extrème Orient, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 06/01/2009.

Invited Lecture "Evidence for a single southern migration of the ancestors of all modern humans outside Africa - and when" Oxford University Biological Society, Oxford, 20th November, 2009.

Invited Lecture "Human Prehistory and the use of DNA" at the Saturday Day School: From Darwin to DNA: Exploring evolution in prehistoric Archaeology, Manchester Museum, Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester 13th November 2009.

Invited Lecture "Out of Africa" The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming, Yunnan, China. 4th August, 2009.

Invited Lecture "Taiwan, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, a Genetic Perspective", at PNC 2009 (Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium Annual Conference held at Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) October 8th 2009.

Invited Lecture (Out of Eden the scientific background to the BBC series The Incredible Human Journey) and Interview "Stephen Oppenheimer and Alice Roberts" at the Cheltenham Festival 'Literature09', 13th October, 2009.

2008

‘The genetic background of the Western British Isles: pre-farming settlement and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Iberian founding event in North Wales', Invited lecture, at the project forum ‘Celtic Languages and Cultural Identity’, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. 06/12/2008.

‘Eden in the East: human evidence for the drowning of Southeast Asia', invited keynote address for ALAMAT, 1st International Conference on Myths and Symbols. The College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila, 24/11/2008.

‘Man's History: Out of Africa and Beyond’, Invited lecture, to The Plymouth Medical Society. Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Devon PL6 8DH. 07/10/2008.

 ‘Celts: British aboriginals or minority invaders up the Atlantic coast: a genetic perspective’, Invited lecture, to the Prehistoric Society's Europa day-conference, entitled Britons in the Celtic World: Contrasting Perspectives. Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, University of Oxford. 17/05/2008.

‘Origins of the British', Invited lecture, to The Harveian Society of London,, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London. 14/05/2008.

 ‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited lecture in the public series for 'Alfred the Great: Warfare, Wealth and Wisdom' exhibition. The Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester. 17/04/2008.

2007

 ‘The Origins of the British: a genetic detective story', Invited Public Lecture to Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne jointly with Newcastle University. Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle, 28/11/2007.

‘The Importance of the Southeast Asian Archaeological Heritage: From a Genetic Perspective'. Invited Keynote Lecture, by Malaysian Archaeological Association: International Seminar: Sharing our Archaeological Heritage. Johore, Malaysia, 11/11/2007.

‘The Origins of the British: a genetic detective story', Invited Public Lecture at the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, 24/08/2007.

‘The Great Arc of Human Dispersal', Invited Keynote talk INQUA (International Quaternary Association) 2007 Congress. Cairns, Australia. 30/07/2007.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Public Lecture at the Devizes Festival,, Devizes Town Hall. 12/06/2007.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Keynote Lecture to the Society for the Study of Human Biology. The Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, Oxford University. 31/05/2007.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Public Lecture at Oundle School. Oundle. 16/03/2007.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Public Lecture at the British Museum. The British Museum, London. 08/03/2007.

‘Man's history: Out of Africa and Beyond’, Invited public lecture to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Geological Society . Burlington House, London.

2006

'Pleistocene and Holocene genetic prehistory in the Asia Pacific Region', Invited seminar at the joint workshop "Language and Genes in East Asia / Pacific" held by The European Science Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. Uppsala, Sweden, 12/12/2006.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Public Lecture to the Smurfitt Dept of Genetics. University of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 20/11/2006.

‘Origins of the British - A Genetic Detective Story', Invited Seminar to the Quaternary Discussion Group, University of Cambridge, Christ's College Cambridge. 20/10/2006.

2005

Stephen Oppenheimer and Bruner, Emiliano‘Discussant for presentation 'Structural endocranial differences between modern and non-modern humans', One-day symposium "Psychosis as a disorder of modern Homo sapiens", The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research, Oxford. 25/09/2005.

‘Out of Africa: one or more exits and when? Does it matter?', Invited public lecture, endowed “Kopriva Lecture” at Montana State University, In the Hager Auditorium, the Museum of the Rockies,, 10/09/2005.

"The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey out of Africa", Invited public lecture at the Field Museum Chicago,, The Field Museum Chicago. 07/09/2005.

“Following populations or molecules? Two contrasting approaches and descriptive outcomes of island colonization arising from a similar knowledge-base”, Invited lecture at the symposium: “Simulations, Genetics and Human Prehistory – A Focus on Islands”, The McDonald Institute for Archaeology, Cambridge. 01/08/2005.

‘Talking Genes: Is human language a natural progression in animal communication or has there been a genetic leap in our ability to communicate?’ Invited panel member in an ICA public debate on language evolution. Chair: Professor Amanda Fisher, The Institute of Contemporary Arts Centre Pall Mall,, 14/07/2005.

‘Commentary on research papers relating to iron supplementation trials.' Invited WHO expert to give prepared commentary on tabled papers at the WHO-UNICEF-IVACG Meeting on micronutrient supplementation. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy. 17/04/2005.

2004

Stephen Oppenheimer‘Arguments for and Logical consequences of a Single Successful Exit of Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH) from Africa.' Invited Keynote Lecture at the Australasian Society for Human Biology, Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra. 01/12/2004.

'The 'Austronesian' story and farming-language dispersals: Caveats on timing and independence in proxy lines of evidence from the Indo-European model.' Oral presentation, 10th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeology. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London. 14/09/2004.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture at the National Institute of Health and Human Sciences,, Australian National University, 01/09/2004.

‘Medicine and other places', Invited Lecture to the Oxford Medical Students Society. The Oxford Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. 04/05/2004.

‘Eden in the East: the drowned continent of Southeast Asia', Invited Lecture, The British Museum. London, 22/01/2004.

'Journey of Mankind: the peopling of the world', On-line, genetic, interactive, map based on Out of Eden, in collaboration with the Bradshaw Foundation.

‘Eden in the East & Out of Eden', Invited Lecture Botnar Research Centre. Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

 ‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture, Institute of Advanced Studies,, University of Western Australia.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture, The Australian Museum Society. Sydney, Australia.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture, University of Queensland. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture, Cheltenham Science Festival. Cheltenham Festival.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited Lecture, Edinburgh Science Festival. The Royal Museum Edinburgh.

2003

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited author talk at Borders bookshop, Oxford, 31/07/2003.

‘Out of Eden', Invited Live on-line Lecture "Out of Eden" Natural History Museum. Darwin Centre Live: Natural History Museum, London, 30/07/2003.

‘Out of Eden', Invited Lecture, The British Museum, London, 17/07/2003.

‘Out of Eden: the Peopling of the World’, Invited author talk 'Ways With Words' Literary Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon. 13/07/2003.

‘Eden in the East', Invited lecture at the First Amsterdam Tropical Child Health Week, Amsterdam Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26/05/2003.

‘Iron, malaria and immunity', Invited lecture at the First Amsterdam Tropical Child Health Week. Amsterdam Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26/05/2003.

‘Out of Eden', Series Consultant & talking head for, Channel 4 TV Documentary. Channel 4, UK.

2002

‘Human Origins: Migrations (Out of Africa)', Guest live-interview for a DNAI Interactive Video Presentation. On-line Video site (since 2003): www.dnai.org/d/index.html, The Dolan DNA learning center, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories, Long Island, New York. 30/10/2002.

Stephen Oppenheimer and Martin Richards MB, Hill C, Rengo C, Meehan w, Blackburn J, Taha A, Ismail P, Bulbeck D, Torroni A,‘Orang Asli and East Asian diasporas: MtDNA evidence’, Oral Presenter at the biennial Cold Spring Harbour conference on 'Human Origins and Disease', Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories, Long Island, New York, USA. 30/10/2002.

‘Austronesian spread into Southeast Asia and Oceania: where from and when?', Invited keynote speaker: International Conference for the 50th anniversary of the first Lapita excavation (July 1952). Koné - Nouméa, New Caledonia, 31/07/2002.

"Genes, Language & Culture", Invited Speaker at the 7th International Workshop and Conference on MHC Evolution, and VIII Complement Genetics Workshop, Perth, Western Australia.

"Why should Globin gene mutations protect against other serious infections as well as malaria?", Invited Speaker at the 7th International Workshop and Conference on MHC Evolution, and VIII Complement Genetics Workshop, Perth, Western Australia.

‘Austronesian Origins', Invited Panel Member: Round-table discussions on Austronesian origins (screened on Taiwanese TV): at the 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. Taipei, Taiwan.

‘End of conference commentary', Invited as external observer at the 7th International Workshop and Conference on MHC Evolution, and VIII Complement Genetics Workshop. Perth, Western Australia.

‘Is it safe to give iron in malaria-endemic areas?’, Invited WHO Speaker, Oral Presentation and Panel discussion at: The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), 3rd Pan-African Conference on Malaria in Arusha (Session on Malaria, Anaemia, and Micronutrients), Arusha, Tanzania.

‘Origins of Polynesians: Out-of-Taiwan or Wallacea?’ Oral presentation at the 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Taipei, Taiwan.

‘Polynesians not the first Argonauts of the Pacific: Evidence for an Early Holocene expansion from Wallacea to New Guinea and Near Oceania', Oral presentation at the 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. Taipei, Taiwan.

‘The Real Eve', Series Consultant and talking head for TV Documentary on the Discovery Channel International, Launch, Soho, London.

‘Were the Polynesians the First Argonauts of the Pacific and where did they come from?' Invited Speaker at the 7th International Workshop and Conference on MHC Evolution, and VIII Complement Genetics Workshop, Perth, Western Australia.

2001

‘People, Plants, Pigs, Poultry and other Pets in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.’ Invited lecture in the Seminar Series: "The origins, spread and demography of early agricultural societies in South and Southeast Asia", Institute of Archaeology, University College, London, 25/10/2001.

‘Polynesians: devolved Taiwanese rice farmers or Wallacean maritime traders with fishing, foraging and horticultural skills’, Invited talk at the symposium: 'Examining the Farming /Language Dispersal Hypothesis', convenors. P. Bellwood & C. Renfrew. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Cambridge.

2000

Stephen Oppenheimer and Renfrew, Colin. ‘The genetic landscape of southern Siberia and Manchuria: attempt at a synthesis of archaeological, anthropological, and linguistic evidence', Invited Schlußdiskussion, Kolloquium. Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany, 10/11/2000.

"Iron, and infectious disease: Does intervention help?" Invited Reviewer,"Oxford 2000: New Challenges in Tropical Medicine & Parasitology", Conference. Oxford, England, 21/09/2000.

"Iron, and its relation to immunity and infectious disease", Invited Speaker "the Belmont Meeting on Iron Deficiency Anemia" USAID/WHO, Belmont, MD, USA. 21/05/2000.

"Iron and Infectious Disease: a Public Health Problem?" Invited Review, at the Nestle Conference on Nutrition. St Petersburg, Russia.

Stephen Oppenheimer, M. Richards and V. Macaulay ‘The Austronesian Homeland: A genetic perspective', Oral presentation at the Sixth Biennial Borneo Research Conference. UNIMAS, Kuching, Sarawak.

Stephen Oppenheimer and Kivisild, T. Reidla, M. Parik, J. Metspalu, E. Geberhlwot, T. Usanga, E. Golge, M. Villems, R. “A Likely Post-LGM Impact of Western Asian Maternal Lineages to Eastern Africans” Paper presentation in the Cold Spring Harbour Biennial Symposium on ‘Human Origins & Disease’, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories, Long Island, New York, USA.

1999

‘Eden in the East: the Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia', Invited author talk at the Hay Literary Festival, Hay-on-Wye,, 01/07/1999.

‘Eden in the East: the Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia', Invited author talk at Waterstones Bookshop. Tunbridge Wells.

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