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Don't miss our remaining Friday evening talks!

21st January 2019

2019 has already seen a number of fantastic, educational talks delivered as part of our Friday evening lecture programme, from a diverse range of keynote and student speakers. These talks have covered everything from the impact of climate change on rocky shore communities and cardiovascular monitoring in Grey Seals, to the conflict between gamekeepers and conservationists in Scotland, and without doubt, have set the bar high for things to come in the future.

Whether you’re interested in birds or mammals, geology or entomology, student research or long-term, respected studies, our talks programme have something for individuals of all interests. With just a few examples of things to come including Tim Birkheads’s long-term study of Guillemots on Skomer Island and Plants Behaving Badly, delivered by Prof. Chris Metherell. The latter set to tour some of the taxonomic terrors and ‘sulky teenagers’ of the plant world.

Of course, if plants and auks are not your thing, you could always come along to one of our other talks. A full list of which can be seen below..

Following a successful trial in late 2018, we are pleased to announce that our 1829 Talks – delivered by students conducting environmental research at local universities – are now a permanent part of our events programme. Back by popular demand, you could say – with your feedback suggesting that you really do want to hear from the next generation of environmental scientists. Good news, so do we!

This seasons 1829 Talks cover an incredible array of topics from almost every corner of the globe. Indeed, between now and March 15, you can discover the curious relationship between beehives and elephants in Kenya, learn about climate change and bird song in the UK, and hear first hand the impact of human settlement on cloud-forest ecosystems in Ecuador. With all talks delivered by a plethora of incredibly diligent young naturalists.

Please take a moment to browse our full programme of talks. All take place in the Newcastle University’s Ridley Building 2, from 6.00pm-8.00pm. We hope to see you there!