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LT1, Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL
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Join Liz Bonnin, Jon Houghton and Chris Allen for a Darwin extravaganza

The Galapagos are famed as the biological wonderland where Darwin formulated 'The Theory of Natural Selection'. From finches to giant tortoises and beyond: Nature's evolutionary toolbox was first identified on these islands. The Galapagos are still a remarkable melting-pot of biodiversity.

Liz Bonnin will present her experiences visiting the islands while developing a series on their natural history for BBC television. She will be joined by QUB academics from the School of Biological Sciences: Dr Jonathan Houghton, a marine biologist who works on the Galapagos today, will outline international efforts to preserve its rich underwater diversity; Professor Chris Allen will discuss how Darwin's remarkable theory has led to exciting technologies that are delivering incredible innovations.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at adults and children 14+

Cost and booking

£3 - tickets will soon be available via the NI Science Festival website.

Further details

This event is part of the NI Science Festive which is from 14-24th February. With over 180 events across 50+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.


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