Why We Die

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: education@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 28


17:30–19:00 Tuesday 4 October 2016

Linnean Skull
Image © Simon Watt

Death might not be certain, though taxes, probably are. In this lecture, featuring immortal jelly fish, the world's slowest bacteria and the cast of Alice through the Looking Glass, Simon Watt delves into the surprising science behind why we die, and what the alternatives might be. Come satisfy your morbid curiosity.

Simon is a biologist, writer and science communicator, perhaps best known for presenting the BAFTA-winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death

Our Student Lectures are open to all students interested in life sciences and the natural world. Although mainly pitched at undergraduates, A-level students and accompanying teachers/lecturers are also welcome. Registration for Linnean Learning Events is essential. Please find the registration form below.