Café Muse : When Penguins used to beat Humans

22 Sep 2010

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Eight Members: £10, Guests: £15. Price includes two glasses of wine

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  • 8, N8, 11, N11, 21, N21, 23, 25, 26, N26, 43, 76, N76, 133, N133, 141, 242, 388, N550, N551
  • Bank (exit 5, left via Cornhill, right via Lombard St)
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When experimental science meets art


In the context of Eight Bank's current show by Vincent J.F. Huang, portraying penguins as tutelary victims of climate change, Muse@Eight has the pleasure of announcing a talk led by Drs Jon Green (Lecturer in Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool), Lewis Halsey (Senior Lecturer in Environmental Physiology at Roehampton University), and Ph.D student Astrid Willener, on the survival skills of penguins and how these birds are helping us understand the changing ecology of the Southern Oceans.

Building upon the centurial celebration of the first human expedition to the South Pole and Jon and Astrid's field trips to Antarctica as background to the discussion, we will explore some of the remarkable features of penguins to overcome extreme climatic conditions and how people are teaming up with penguins to monitor the threats of human disturbance to Antarctica's very delicate biological balance. Expect some lively anecdotes, inspiring photography, energy-recording devices and a zest of predictive modelling!

This talk is kindly supported by the Society for Experimental Biology, and organised by M van Fullbroeck Associates.


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