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Young Verrall Lecture 2024

2 March @ 14:30 15:30

Saturday 2 March, 2024
The Catalyst Building, Staffordshire University
, Leek Road campus

Join the Amateur Entomologists’ Society and Royal Entomological Society for the Young Verrall Lecture taking place on Saturday 2 March, at 14:30 (GMT) at The Catalyst Building, Staffordshire University.

This free talk given by Professor Rebecca Kilner from the University of Cambridge, is aimed at young entomologists, particularly those 7-11 years, but open to all, will be in person as part of the Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair, a free family event from 10:30-16:00 with stands, activities, and talks all about invertebrates.

Find out more about the Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair: https://www.facebook.com/staffsbugfest

Professor Rebecca Kilner will also be giving the 2024 Verrall Lecture at Imperial College London, on Wednesday 6 March.

Professor Rebecca Kilner
University of Cambridge

Rebecca Kilner

Professor Rebecca Kilner is an evolutionary biologist from the  University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Pembroke College and Head of University’s Department of Zoology.

Rebecca’s research investigates how social behaviour evolves, and how it then changes the course of evolution. Although she began her research career by studying birds, she saw the light about 15 years ago when she realised she could ask much more interesting evolutionary questions if she focused her work on insects. Her current research combines experimental evolution on laboratory populations of burying beetles with field experiments and population genomics.

Rebecca became 1866 Professor of Zoology at Cambridge University in 2023, was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2021 and in 2010 received the Scientific Medal from the Zoological Society of London. You can listen to her talking about her work on the BBC Radio 4’s Life Scientific.

Venue address

The Catalyst Building
Staffordshire University
Leek Road Campus
Leek Road

Staffordshire Invertebrate Science Fair 2024