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Unnatural selection

Katrina van Grouw will explore how selective breeding might bring about the transformation of animals at the hand of man.

Katrina van Grouw

Event description

Using beautiful drawings and fascinating examples, Katrina van Grouw will explore how selective breeding might bring about the transformation of animals at the hand of man. Building on work published by Darwin 150 years ago, she will discuss how domesticated animals allow us to see the intricate, and normally slow, process of evolution happening right before our very eyes.

About the speaker

Katrina van Grouw holds degrees in fine art and natural history illustration, and is a former curator of ornithological collections at a major national museum. She's a self-taught scientist with a passion for evolutionary biology and its history. After a long and varied career on both sides of the art/science divide she now devotes her time exclusively to her books which, for her, "tick all creative and intellectual boxes."

Your chair for the evening is Jack Ashby, Manager of the University Museum of Zoology. 

 

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Book signing

Copies of Katrina's book, Unnatural Selection, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.