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Department of Zoology


Warm congratulations to Professor Nick Davies on being awarded the Royal Society Croonian Prize Lecture for 2015, for his work on the co-evolved responses of brood parasitic cuckoos and their hosts, the process of co-evolution and adaptation and the extraordinary biology of these unusual birds.

This prize lecture is the premier lecture in the biological sciences and is delivered annually at the Royal Society in London, accompanied by a medal and a gift of £1,000.

The lecture series began in 1738, and previous members of the Department to be awarded this prize include Professor Ron Laskey (2001); Professor Robert Hinde (1990); Professor Sir John Gurdon (1976); Professor Carl Pantin (1952); and Professor Vincent Wigglesworth (1948).