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16:00 - 17:30 17 November 2010

14th Annual Robert Grant Lecture - Soft but not Floppy: the art of science and the science of art

Location

Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

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

Speaker information

Professor Steve Jones, UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Professor Steve Jones, former Head of the Genetics, Evolution and Environment Research Department at UCL, examines the interactions of art and science. Drawing parallels with our own perceptions from the world of animal camouflage and animal behaviour, he will talk about his research on snails, as a malacologist. Derived from the Greek root of ‘malakos’ for soft and floppy, this term for a student of molluscs means something remarkably rude in Greek.


Contact

Jack Ashby
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | j.ashby@ucl.ac.uk


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Steve Jones