Field Adventures


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Wednesday 22 February 2017 - Wednesday 10 May 2017

Please note this event takes place at the Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, University Street, WC1E 6DE. It is a 5 minute walk from Wellcome Collection.

There are 1.2 million species recorded as existing on our planet, but the total number may be 10 or even 100 times that. The idea of the intrepid explorer going into the unknown in pursuit of natural history conjures up romantic images of khaki and pith hats, but what is life like for the 21st-century field scientist? And what exactly might there be left to discover?

Join us for a series of lunchtime talks to hear six different tales of discovery and adventure from scientists who go out into the field discovering, naming and categorising the natural world.

The talks take place 13.30-14.30 on the following Wednesdays:

  • 22 February
  • 8 March
  • 22 March
  • 5 April
  • 26 April
  • 10 May

These events are FREE. First come, first seated.

These events are a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL.

The conversation on 26 April will be BSL interpreted. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

(Image credit: Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France 1982. © Richard Ross)