The Tree of Life

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: Linnean Learning / One Zoom
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STUDENT LECTURE 18:00–19:00 Tuesday 5 December 2017

Tree of Life
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The tree of life represents all species of life on Earth and shows how they are related. In this lecture we will journey into some of the more obscure areas of the tree, meet some of the extraordinary creatures that dwell there, and learn how they came to evolve.

Yan Wong is an evolutionary biologist, co-author of the Ancestor's Tale with Richard Dawkins, and presenter of numerous television and radio science shows. James Rosindell is a research fellow at Imperial College, whose work focuses on biodiversity. They have collaborated for years on science communication around the tree of life.


  • This event is free and open to all undergraduate students interested in life sciences and the natural world. A-level students and accompanying teachers/lecturers are also welcome.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30, where refreshments will be served. 

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