An evening of evolution
Press release issued: 21 March 2003
On Thursday March 27, academics from the University of Bristol will illustrate evolutionary aspects of their research in a public symposium at the Comparative Morphology Centre on Southwell Street, Bristol.
Over the 144 years since the landmark publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, the evidence for evolutionary processes has been added to by research in many diverse fields such as genetics and cell biology, immunology, morphology, biology, earth sciences, and anthropology.
On Thursday March 27, key speakers in each of these areas will illustrate evolutionary aspects of their research in a public symposium at the Comparative Morphology Centre on Southwell Street, Bristol.
The event promises to be an exciting and diverse evening of presentations and discussion, introduced and chaired by the University's Professor of Public Engagement in Science and Engineering, Kathy Sykes.
The first half of the evening will consist of talks on Evolution of cells: something old, something new, something borrowed by Professor Wendy Gibson of the Department of Biological Sciences, Did Dinosaurs have an Immune System? by Dr Mick Bailey of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and The Evolution of the Horse by Professor Ian Silver of the Department of Anatomy.
After a short break, there will be talks on Animal Signals and the Eye of the Beholder by Professor Innes Cuthill of the Department of Biological Sciences, Extinction vs Survival by Professor Mike Benton of the Department of Earth Sciences and 'Men out of Dust' by Dr Paul Pettitt of the Department of Archaology.
The evening will conclude with an open discussion chaired by Professor Sykes.
Doors open at 5.30pm, with the talks starting at 6pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, with a student concession of £2.50 with NUS card. Spaces are limited, so please arrive in good time.