Hereford - A guided visit to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Hereford - A guided visit to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Hereford - A guided visit to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Thursday 8 September 2022, 10.30am to 5.00pm BST
Thursday 8 September 2022, 10.30am to 5.00pm BST
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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Hereford and Worcester
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
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This is a rare opportunity to visit the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in the company of a renowned lepidopterist, Dr David Smith (Trinity Hall, 1953) and to hear him talk about his research after luncheon at The Old Court Hotel, opposite. Places are limited so you are advised to book early.

If you would like to join us for this event, but transport is an issue, please contact Satyam, whose details are on the booking form.

Dr David Smith, formerly Head of Biology and Curator of the Natural History Museum at Eton College, is a world authority on the African Queen having researched it for over 50 years. He was the first author of a ground-breaking paper, published in 2016 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, which “…demonstrated for the first time how a complex interplay between sex, colour pattern, male-killing and chromosomes set up a genetic ‘sink’ that keeps two subspecies apart.”

AGENDA FOR THE DAY:
10.30 Parking and meeting for coffee at The Old Court Hotel*
11.45 Visit to the Butterfly Zoo opposite
13.00 Lunch at The Old Court Hotel
14.00 - 15.00 Talk followed by questions

*We are invited to park for the day at the back of the hotel car park. It is a short walk, just over the road, to the Butterfly Zoo. For anyone who prefers to drive to the zoo, there is a commercial car park which requires a parking ticket.

Booking information

To register for this event, please use the booking form on the link below.

 

Location

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Symonds Yat West
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 6DA
United Kingdom
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