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UCL Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour at ZSL London Zoo

18 April 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour May 2018

Throughout May, UCL’s famous Lunch Hour Lectures will be going wild in a partnership with ZSL London Zoo.

UCL Events is excited to launch this new programme of free talks ranging from discussions of biodiversity, unnatural nature, robots and conservation, and how humans fit into the animal kingdom.

Go on an adventure off campus, bring your lunch and your curiosity to the zoo and find out about exceptional research being led by UCL academics.

The lunchtime talks will be held across four Thursdays in May and take place in the Huxley Lecture Theatre and Bartlett Suite in ZSL London Zoo.

To find out more about each talk and register to attend, please see the programme below:

Thursday 3 May

The Unnatural Nature of Natural History Museums

Jack Ashby, Manager, Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL Culture

Thursday 10 May

The Value of Biodiversity

Dr Richard Pearson, Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

When a Frog and a Virus Went to War (and How the Battles Were Won and Lost

Dr Stephen Price, PDRA, UCL Genetics Institute and Institute of Zoology (ZSL)

Thursday 17 May

Is Man Just Another Animal?

Professor Steve Jones, Emeritus Professor of Genetics, UCL

Gibbonology: Why Study Southeast Asia’s Small Apes?

Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences, and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture

Thursday 24 May

Wasps: the Neglected Darlings of the Insect World

Dr Seirian Sumner, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL

Conservation 4.0 – Will robots take your job?

Professor Kate Jones, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL