Curious naturalists

Curious naturalists

Curious naturalists

event Tuesday, November 10, 2020 schedule 4.00pm - 5.00pm GMT
Booking closed
Booking closed
event Tuesday, November 10, 2020 schedule 4.00pm - 5.00pm GMT
  • Professor Nick Davies
    Professor Nick Davies
  • A pipit feeding a cuckoo chick
    A pipit feeding a cuckoo chick by Charles Tyler
  • Cock of the Rock
    Cock of the Rock
  • Howler Monkey
    Howler Monkey copyright Joe Tobias
With Professor Nick Davies (Pembroke 1970)
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

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Curious naturalists

The Alumni Travel Programme takes us to some wild and wonderful places with amazing wildlife.

One of the biodiversity hotspots is South and Central America.

Join Professor Nick Davies (Pembroke 1970) as he follows Charles Darwin to the Galapagos and Alfred Russel Wallace and his friend Henry Walter Bates to the rainforests of the Amazon to show how their curiosity and evolutionary ideas are still inspirational for travellers and naturalists today.


4.00pm - Welcome from Ed Paine, Last Frontiers, Claire Baxter and Kate Suares, Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Offices

4.10pm - Talk from Professor Davies

4.30pm - Q&A with Professor Davies, facilitated by Ed Paine

5.00pm - Finish

Please note, this event will be recorded.


Professor Nick Davies (Pembroke 1970 and Fellow of Pembroke)

image of Nick Davies

Nick Davies is Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Zoology and a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society. His research on cuckoos and bird mating systems has been featured as a BBC TV Natural World Film and on BBC Radio 4 where he was a guest in the series "A life scientific". He has lectured on ten previous Alumni trips (to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Madagascar). His book Cuckoo, cheating by Nature (2015, Bloomsbury) was described by David Attenborough as "an amazing detective story by one of the country's greatest field naturalists".

Booking information

Click the 'Register here' button to book your place for Professor Davies' talk

This event is organised by Last Frontiers, whose tour Wildlife of Peru in May 2021 is led by Nick Davies. Your details (name and email address) will be provided to Last Frontiers and the University of Cambridge as part of the registration process.

Booking for this event is now closed.


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