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13:15 - 13:55 9 December 2010

LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Angels, Putti, Dragons and Fairies: A Biological Dissection


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

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Roger Wotton, UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Representational art - painting, cartoon film, etc makes myths appear real; with mythological creatures and objects often placed within familiar and naturalistic scenes. One of the myths is that of flying beings. Angels, putti, fairies and dragons are all shown as having wings and an otherwise naturalistic form that we recognise readily. Yet, are they able to fly? If not, why do we wish to suggest they have the same powers of flight as real flying animals?


Dan Martin
020 7679 7675 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on 9 December

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