7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 19 October
This event has been cancelled
We regret that this event has been postponed due to illness. We hope to reschedule Mary's talk for the new year. Original information is below:
What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree?
Join Mary Roach as she explores laser scarecrows, robo-hawks, human-elephant conflict specialists and monkey impersonators. Travel to the bear-busy back alleys of Aspen, the gull-vandalized floral displays at the Vatican and leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Himalayas, and discover hope for compassionate coexistence.
Copies of Mary's book 'Animal Vegetable Criminal' are available from Amazon and all good book shops.
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Mary Roach is the New York Times-bestselling author of several popular science books including Packing for Mars and Gulp, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton prize. Her most recent book, Grunt, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Science & Technology Book Prize. She has written for the Guardian, Wired, BBC Focus, GQ and Vogue.
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