Eye of the shoal

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 11 May

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Picture shows a diver surrounded by a shoal of fish.
    Credit: Max Pixel via freegreatpicture.com


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Fish are so much more than cold-hearted, unknowable beasts, and definitely deserve a second look. Join marine biologist Helen Scales as she explores the hidden lives of these clever, emotional, singing, thoughtful animals and launches her latest book Eye of the Shoal, a fishwatcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

About the Speaker

Helen Scales is a marine biologist, writer and broadcaster who manages to combine scuba diving, exploration and storytelling in one job, along with a passion for protecting the oceans. She spends as much time as possible by the sea, or preferably in it. She writes books and articles and make radio documentaries, searching for stories about the oceans, the natural world and the wonders of science.



The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Helen's book, Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

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