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The 150th Anniversary of the Department

We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the department or - more specifically – of Alfred Newton becoming the first Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in 1866.

This event will take place during the University’s Alumni Festival in 2016: Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September.

All of the events are listed below with booking links to Eventbrite and the Alumni Festival

 

Friday 23rd September

EVENT

LOCATION

Booking

11.00am to 12.30pm

Tour of four Open Labs

various

http://zoologyopenlabs11am.eventbrite.co.uk

11.30am to 1pm

Tour of four Open Labs

various

http://zoologyopenlabs1130.eventbrite.co.uk

12.00pm to 1.30pm

Tour of four Open Labs

various

http://zoologyopenlabs1200.eventbrite.co.uk

11.00am to12.00pm

Artists in Zoology Trail

various

http://arttrail1100.eventbrite.co.uk

12.00pm to 1.00pm

Artists in Zoology Trail

various

http://arttrail1200.eventbrite.co.uk

11.00am to 12.00pm

Tour of newly redesigned Museum stores

Museum stores and whale hall

http://museumtour1100.eventbrite.co.uk

12.00pm to 1.00pm

Tour of newly redesigned Museum stores

Museum stores and whale hall

http://museumtour1200.eventbrite.co.uk

1.00pm to 1.30pm

Rare Books Tour

Balfour Library

http://rarebooks1300.eventbrite.co.uk

1.30pm to 2.00pm

Rare Books Tour

Balfour Library

http://rarebooks1330.eventbrite.co.uk

2.00pm to 2.55pm

Tom Stuart-Smith (1978 –1981)

Main Lecture Theatre

No booking required

Award-winning garden designer, in conversation with Professor Beverley Glover, Director of the Botanic Gardens

3.00pm to 3.55pm

Professor Michael Akam (1971 – 1974)

Head of Department

 

Main lecture theatre

No booking required

Lecture:  From the Morphological Laboratory to the Laboratory for Development and Evolution

4.00pm to 4.55pm

Afternoon tea reception

The Cafe

http://zoologyafternoontea.eventbrite.co.uk

5.00pm to 6.00pm

Eureka Moments!

(Film and  Q&A)

Main lecture theatre

No booking required

Eleven zoologists discuss their moment of discovery

 

Saturday 24th September

 

 

 

11.00am to 11.55am

Tim Cockerill (PhD 2013) Zoologist and Circus Performer

Main lecture theatre

No booking required

'If Bugs were Big'

12.00pm to 12.55pm

The Future of Zoology

Main lecture theatre

No booking required

Seven short talks by Zoology researchers

2.00pm to 2.55pm

Professor Rebecca Kilner (PhD 1996)

Main lecture theatre

No booking required

Lecture: Life after death: evolution in a grave

3.00pm to 3.55pm

Mike Gunton (PhD 1979-1983)

Creative Director, BBC Natural History Unit

Main lecture theatre

https://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/events/alumni-festival-2016/life-behind-the-lens-making-natural-history-films

Life behind the lens: Making natural history films

Talk with film clips

4.00pm to 4.55pm

Sir David Attenborough (1945-1947) in conversation with

Dame Frances Ashcroft (1971-1974) Royal Society Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford

Babbage

https://zoologyalumnidavidattenborough.eventbrite.co.uk

or to view via video link at Lady Mitchell Hall

https://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/events/alumni-festival-2016/sir-david-attenborough-in-conversation-with-dame-frances-ashcroft

5.00pm to 6.00pm

Champagne reception

The  Café

http://zoologychampagnereception.eventbrite.co.uk

Sunday 25th September

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.00am to 12.00pm

Identification of zoological specimens

Open to all Alumni and guests: Prize Quiz

Elementary Lab

No booking required

11.00am to 12.00 pm

Short Films by research zoologists

Elementary Lab

No booking required

12.00pm to 1.00pm

Just a Marmot

Game with panel of zoologists

Main Lecture Theatre

No booking required

Dr Ed Turner (Chair) Dr Matt Wilkinson, Dr Jason Head, Dr Corina Logan and Dr Helen Scales