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14th Annual Robert Grant Lecture, Soft but not floppy; the art of science and the science of art

Professor Steve Jones, former Head of the Genetics, Evolution and Environment Research Department at UCL, examines the interaction of art and science.

Drawing parallels with our own perceptions from the world of animal camouflage and animal behaviour, he will talk about his research on snails, as a malacologist. Derived from the Greek root of 'malakos' for soft and floppy, this term for a student of molluscs means something remarkably rude in Greek.

Professor Jones is a one of Britain’s most recognisable scientists. Famed for his wry, sometimes dark, sense of humour, his wide ranging contributions to the public understanding of science saw him receive the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize in 1996.


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Date and Time:

17 November 2010 at 4:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
UCL Cruciform Building
Gower Street
020 3108 2052

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Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL
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