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13:15 - 13:55 9 October 2012

Lunch Hour Lecture: Snails in art and the art of snails


Darwin Lecture Theatre - access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Steve Jones FRS, UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Snails are beautiful and decorative animals, with many species marked by patterns on the shell that differ from one individual to another. But why? Prof Jones has spent forty years trying to find out. It might seem a trivial question but it is at the heart of genetics: why is there inherited diversity in almost every creature? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is also hinted at by some of our greatest artists.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


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