Online Linnean Society Annual Lecture

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:27:00 BST

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

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr Kat Coyte, Presidential Fellow (research) from the University. In her lecture entitled ‘Worlds within our guts’, Kat will highlight how we can combine mathematics, big data and simple experiments to understand, and perhaps even manipulate, our own microbial communities

Now in its seventh 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:

  • Eleanor Drinkwater with her talk ‘Metamorphosis: a 300 year story of intrepid women, rainforests and butterflies’ (blog article Linnean 2020 and lecture recording)
  • 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: Tuesday, 7 December, 5 – 6:30pm

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

Please register by Friday, 19 November Register via Eventbrite

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