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Biological Sciences

Television scientist talks about her research to students and staff

Published: 5 October 2012

Scientist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts will talk about life on earth 11,000 years ago in a free lecture organised by BioSoc, the student society in Biological Sciences, at lunchtime on Thursday 18 October.

She will describe how and why ‘megafauna' such as mammoths, woolly rhinos and sabre-toothed cats died out after the last ice age.

BioSoc education reps Mayra Beer, Eleanor Davies de Pierpont and Connor Butler are organising the event with the help of Dr Neil Gostling.

"We are delighted that such a well-known scientist has agreed to share her research with students and staff," says Mayra. "It will be a fascinating insight into why humans survived the ice while most of the larger animals did not."

Alice, who is Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham, has worked on many television and radio programmes including the three BBC TV series Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age.

The talk will take place in the lecture theatre in building 67 (Nightingale) on Highfield campus from 1.00-2.00pm. There will be refreshments after the talk in the Observatory on level seven of the IfLS building; Alice's books will be on sale.

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