Attenborough on Wallace

attenboroughFor those who missed it at SVP, or indeed missed SVP, Sir David Attenborough FRS gave a public talk on Alfred Russel Wallace and the birds of paradise. Sir David has a particular interest in these avians so it was a real pleasure to hear him speak on the subject and to answer questions at the end of the talk – he’s a quite exceptional lecturer. For those who want to hear him, the talk was one of a series celebrating 100 years of the University of Bristol, and the whole thing is available to watch online here, so go and enjoy it.

(Image taken from the UoB site).

3 Responses to “Attenborough on Wallace”

  1. 1 Zach Miller 02/10/2009 at 2:09 am

    Despite its perhaps valient heritage, it was pretty clear that Bristol has become something of a carousing party town. Our nights were filled with the screaming of sirens and drunking mating cries of students.

    • 2 David Hone 02/10/2009 at 4:06 am

      There were no students there during SVP – they didn’t arrive until this week. That was the locals. Well, ‘locals’ who mostly invade Bristol from the rest of the South West…

  2. 3 unique_stephen 02/10/2009 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for that link, it was fab

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