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Talks for Schools



Staff from the School of Biological Sciences frequently visit schools and museums to give talks and presentations highlighting their research or field of expertise. Below is a list of topics that our academics can speak on along with some of the recent talks that they have given. If you would like one of our academics to visit your school please contact Dr James McEvoy, our Outreach Officer.

Suggested talks:

Understanding the brain and its role in memory formation

Dr Philip Chen

A Zoologist in Tasmania

Dr Dave Morritt

TB or not TB: Diagnosing a deadly disease

Dr Shobana Dissanayeke

Human gene therapy: the medical applications and ethics of GM human beings 

Professor George Dickson

Human genetics in the 21st Century: Duchenne muscular dystrophy and

other inherited neuromuscular diseases

Professor George Dickson

Chloroplasts, the (green) stuff of life

Dr Enrique Lopez

The origin of our crops: 10,000 years of genetic engineering

Dr Enrique Lopez

Where’s the buzz? Bumblebee decline and conservation

Professor Mark Brown

Urban bees: life in the city for the UK’s threatened pollinators

Dr Elli Leadbeater

Antibiotic resistance, past, present and future

Dr James McEvoy


Suggested topics: 

Chinese mitten crabs/ invasive species                                                                 

Dr Dave Morritt

General marine biology/ life on the shore

Dr Dave Morritt

Plastic pollution (either generally or in the River Thames)

Dr Dave Morritt

Beetle species– linked with conservation and biochemistry

Dr Deborah Harvey

Boosting biodiversity in your own school grounds

Dr Deborah Harvey


Visiting the School of Biological Sciences

We also welcome visiting groups to the School. Please contact Dr James McEvoy, our Outreach Officer, if you would like to learn more.

Every year, we run an event for International Rare Disease Day, which is open to schools. Next year's event will be on Monday 26 February 2018, book your free spaces here.


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