Tuesday 24 September 2013

Biosciences seminars - autumn 2013

The Trouble Will Begin at One O'Clock ...

Biosciences Seminar Series - Autumn 2013
Venue: Zoology Museum
Time: 1pm

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More than troubled we are actually quite excited - it's that time of the year again when a continuous stream of illustrious speakers will travel all their way up to Swansea to tell us about their research. And engaging they will have to be, otherwise the listeners will quickly become distracted by the museum specimen at display in the room ...

 During this autumn term we'll have six speakers from the UK and overseas - starting on October 3rd with Teddy (aka Herbert Read) from Upsala, followed by Jason Chapman from Rothamsted, our own John Griffin from Swansea, Jeanne Mortimer from the Seychelles, Alex Thornton from Exeter and finally Andy Purvis from London. Also the topics will be broad, ranging from insect migration to animal cognition and collective behaviour to biodiversity and ecosystem services.

For an updated calendar of the talks see this page here on our blog. Talks will be held generally every second Thursday at 1pm, but there will be a few time changes, hence we suggest you follow our blog (via email updates, RSS feeds, Google+, ...).

Also, several of the invited speakers will remain in Swansea for the whole day and hence there will be ample possibilities to socialize with the speakers - over a nice drink at the Pub on the Pond overlooking the boating lake:

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... and during dinner later in the evening, most likely overlooking Swansea Bay at this place here. How to find out the exact plans for each date? Easy - just follow our blog! Every week before the talks we will post an outline of the talk, including the details of the social programme.

Ah, and if you are a graduate student in our department (Biosciences), you will get another opportunity - you will be in charge of hosting the invited speaker over lunch (no, don't worry, you won't have to pay for the speaker's meal...) and back in time to the seminar room. Let's see how many talks we will start on time ;-)

Who can attend? Everyone - Biosciences, College of Sciences and other Swansea department. Not from Uni Swansea? Get in touch with me (l.borger at swansea.ac.uk).

Hope to see many of you!