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15th Annual Robert Grant Lecture: Zoology and mythology: looking at angels, fairies and dragons with

15th Annual Robert Grant Lecture


Mythological creatures are made to seem real in representational art. Among these creatures are some that fly. Angels, fairies and dragons are all shown as having wings and an otherwise naturalistic form that we recognise readily. Yet, biologically speaking, are they able to fly? If not, why do we wish to suggest they have the same powers of flight as real flying animals? The skills of zoologists are invaluable in answering these questions, or are they?

Putting art and myth under scientific scrutiny, Professor Roger Wotton (UCL Genetics Evolution and Environment) will investigate the biological feasibility of the existence of these animals.

Following the lecture join us for a free glass of wine in a private view of the Museum. Part of the Natural Mystery Season at the Grant Museum. Admission is free and there is no need to book.


Speaker(s):

Prof Roger Wotton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

16 November 2011 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

JZ Young Lecture Theatre
UCL Anatomy Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
020 3108 2052
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/whats-on
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Organised by:

Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL
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