Online Linnean Society Annual Lecture

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:16:00 BST

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is delighted to welcome back The Linnean Society for the first ever online Irene Manton lecture which will take place in December.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Eleanor Drinkwater, PhD student from the University of York. In her lecture entitled ‘Metamorphosis: a 300 year story of intrepid women, rainforests and butterflies’, Eleanor will highlight the scientific contributions of Maria Sibylla Merian and other women in science.

Now in its sixth 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.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Sheena Cruickshank with her talk entitled ‘On you, inside you: the amazing and horrible world of parasites’ (blog article Linnean 2016),
  • Dr Anna Gilchrist with her talk entitled ‘I’m a butterfly… get me out of here’ (blog article Linnean 2017),
  • Dr Sandra Knapp, President of the Linnean Society of London with her talk entitled ‘Fieldwork in fancy dress? A natural history of women in the field’ (blog article Linnean 2018),
  • Jan Bradley with her talk ‘From Man to Mouse’ (blog article 2019).

Event details

When: Thursday, 3 December, 5 – 7pm

Venue: Online (details will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

Please register by Friday, 20 November - Register via Eventbrite

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