Oxford - Talk by Richard Fortey FRS

Oxford - Talk by Richard Fortey FRS

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  • Tribolites

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Oxfordshire
Friday, 19 May 2017 - 6.30pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

The Cambridge Society of Oxfordshire invite alumni and guests to a wonderful opportunity to hear fellow Cambridge graduate Richard Fortey FRS speak.

Richard is a distinguished palaeontologist who studies the evolution of arthropods and has a particular interest in marine arthropods (tribolites) – one of the earliest and most successful early animals with an external skeleton which roamed the oceans for over 270 million years.

Richard is a talented science communicator. In 1994 for his popular science writing he won the Natural World Book of the Year award and later became winner of the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize, Richard also served as President of the Geological Society of London for its Bicentennial year in 2007. In 2016 he presented the BBC Four three part series ‘Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution’, on evolution in islands. On the proceeds of that series he bought a four acre wood near Henley-on-Thames and set about discovering its history, its commercial use down the years, and the trees and flora growing in it. He then persuaded his friends in the Natural History Museum to come down from London to research its natural history from bats and birds to fungi and flora. This resulted in his latest book The Wood from the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood. In his talk to us he will use his book to capture a wider story of the English landscape."

Booking information

If you wish to attend this event, please fill out the booking form attached and send to Dennis McFarlane.

£10 per person


Wolfson College Oxford
Linton Road
United Kingdom

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