Social Responsibility

Fieldwork in Fancy Dress

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:01:00 GMT

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health in partnership with The Linnean Society of London will once again be hosting the Linnean Society: Irene Manton Lecture. The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society, founded in 1788 and the lecture is named after Irene Manton who was the first female president of the society, a British botanist who continued her studies at the University of Manchester, resulting in a PhD. More information about the Linnean Society is available on their website.

The lecture commemorates the significant contribution made by women to the Natural Sciences and this year our keynote speaker will be Dr Sandra Knapp, President of the Linnean Society of London and Head of Algae, Fungi and Plants Division at the Natural History Museum. Sandy will highlight the natural history of women in the field and will explain how field work is critical to understanding and therefore saving the planet we live on with her talk entitled ‘Fieldwork in fancy dress? – a natural history of women in the field’.

The event takes place on Tuesday, 4 December 5pm-7pm at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

For further information about the event and to register please go to the Eventbrite page.

To avoid disappointment please register by Monday, 26 November. Should you have any specific requirements, accessibility needs or other specific requests please contact us by Friday, 23 November and we will ensure your needs are catered for.

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