Linnean Society is welcomed back for Irene Manton lecture

Lecture posterThe University’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is delighted to welcome back The Linnean Society for the 2023 Irene Manton lecture on 6 December.  

This year’s lecture will be delivered by  Julia Patricia Gordon Jones, Professor in Conservation Science, Bangor University. Her lecture entitled  ‘Is conservation working? And how do we know’. During the lecture she will explore questions such as ‘do protected areas stop species declining?’, ‘is carbon offsetting slowing the loss of tropical forests?’ and ‘how can a small conservation organization best save the critically endangered Livingstone Fruit Bat?’. 

Now in its ninth year, this annual lecture aims to inspire and inform everyone in contemporary biology and botany, and the role that women scientists play. The event is free and open to everyone, with sixth form students particularly welcome. 

The Linnean 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 gained her PhD at The University of Manchester. 

Event details 

When: 5.30-7pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023 

Venue: In person and online 

Please registervia Eventbrite 

The event is free to attend. Pre-event information will be emailed to registered guests a few days before the event. 

We look forward to seeing you there for what will be a truly inspiring evening. 

If you have any specific requirements, accessibility needs, or other specific requests please notify by Friday 17 November.

Previous speakers have included: