Animal Kingdom: A Natural History in 100 Objects

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 6 June 2018

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Image © Jack Ashby

In his new book, Jack Ashby FLS journeys through both the evolutionary history of animals, and the ways people interpret them in museums. Animals in museums are not only representatives of their entire species, but they also tell us something about the time in which they were collected. They provide windows into the past as well as data for the present. 

Museums are one of the key windows we have into the natural world, but they are human inventions. Natural history museums, therefore, are inherently unnatural.

Author and zoologist Jack Ashby FLS is the Manager of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is not essential, but to secure your place we recommend booking a ticket. 
  • Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 12:15.
  • Tea will be served in the Library following the event.