Other Colchester events

The Only Way is Essex!

Please note we are sorry that this event is on the second floor and unfortunately has no step-free access. However, there is an accessible toilet available. It is an over 18s only
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors open 6:30pm
Talks starting from 7:30pm
To be finished by 9:30pm
Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor), 60 High Street ,
Colchester CO1 1DN
See what's going on in your back garden and what the Essex community is up to. From university researchers to citizen science and local heroes, come along to hear about the impact these people have in and around Colchester. There's so much more to Essex than TOWIE.

A short history of UK seafood: the widening gap between what we catch and what we eat

Luke Harrison ( Life Sciences, University of Essex)
Seafood represents a critical source of protein and micronutrients to billions of people globally. As the UK faces potential trade barriers following Brexit, it has never been more important to consider where our seafood comes from and the types of seafood we eat. From the cod wars to Brexit, we will talk through the history of UK fisheries and how major political events have created a disconnect between the seafood the UK public eats and the seafood available to consumers from fisheries and aquaculture.

Pearls of wisdom: a potted history of the Colchester oyster

Alex Shakspeare (PhD Student, Life Sciences, University of Essex)
Firstly we’ll take a look at the ancient history of the fishery, both local and national. Moving into more modern times, we’ll address the challenging events of the 20th century; decimation of the ancient fishery by disease and overexploitation, the introduction of novel oyster species that revived the industry, and the consequences of these actions. Finally, Alex will talk about some of his own research, and how this relates to the current threats and opportunities of this ancient fishery.

Seed-sational: how we can learn about the past through plant remains

Bronagh Quinn (Archaeologist at Colchester Archaeological Trust)
A discussion into the study of ancient plant remains within archaeology and how they can help us better understand the past – with particular focus on sites in and around Roman Colchester

Conservation research at Colchester Zoo

Lee McAlpin (Senior Conservation Education Officer)
From assisting with police fingerprint analysis to training artificial intelligence to tell the difference between an elephant and a tree. How can the animals at Colchester Zoo help conservation and improve our understanding of animal biology? Luckily our animals have the answers.

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2022-05-10 Little Shop of Horrors Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) 60 High Street , Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom
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2022-05-11 Go Long! Catch the Carbon Three Wise Monkeys (Top Floor) 60 High Street , Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom