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Unwanted Visitors

The event will be held upstairs, unfortunately there is no step-free access.
Past event - 2018
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Hoop and Toy 34 Thurloe Place,
London SW7 2HQ
Sold Out!
PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. Aliens and wasps- nature’s ultimate gate crashers. Tonight we’ll take a tour through the world of unwanted visitors: the good, the bad and the ugly. Join us and take the chance of winning amazing Pint of Science goodies!

Alien Invasions

Professor Tim Blackburn (Professor of Invasion Biology)
@TimBlackburn66
Biological invasions by aliens – species transported by human activities to areas where they do not naturally occur – represent one of the primary ways in which people are changing the natural world. Biological invasions are a consequence of a combination of factors - human choices, species characteristics, and environmental conditions - and so their study weaves together elements of history, biology, and geography. I will talk about some recent findings in the science of alien invasions, and present examples of the kind of problems that these species can cause.
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The Point of Wasps

Dr Seirian Sumner (Reader in Behavioural Ecology)
@waspwoman
It’s official: you (public and scientists) hate wasps. I’ll be explaining why this is unjustified: wasps are wonderful and their importance in the ecology and economy of our planet is vastly under-appreciated. It’s time for wasps to step out of the wings and join the more loved insects (e.g. bees butterflies) as the ‘little things that run the world’.
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