Tobias at 84 – still sharp, witty and engaging

 Chris Thurman enagaged in conversation with Prof Philip Tobias world-renowned paleo-anthroplogist at the Boekehuis this Saturday.  In addition to his ground breaking work with hominids, Tobias has also been very influential as an anatomist, a geneticist, is an expert on medic-legal ethics and  … is a keen lover of cricket!  With a twinking eye and a razor sharp sense of humour and irony, Tobias spoke about the background to a book on his life published in 2008:  Tobias in Converstion Genes Fossils and Anthropology .  The first part of Tobias’  autobiography Into the Past A Memoir was published in 2005. Tobias is currently working on the 2nd part of his life .. from the age of 40 onwards.   A remarkable record of a remarkable man.

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  • By Memorial service for Philip Tobias 20/06 | on June 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    [...] renowned palaeo-anthropologist Philip Tobias has left an extraordinary legacy.  (See  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/tobias-at-84-still-sharp-witty-and-engaging )  A memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday  20th June at 5pm in the [...]

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