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Dave Goulson will talk about modern farming, pesticides, and the growing but highly controversial evidence that certain insecticides may be contributing substantially to the ongoing decline of bees, butterflies, birds and more. Expect talk of bees, intrigue, conspiracies, and political corruption.
After the talk and Q and A we will be laying on some wine and mince pies. In keeping with the bee theme we hope to get some mead in. Why not stay a little and have a chat with fellow sceptics. To make it easier to plan the catering, please buy a ticket as early as possible.
About the speaker:
Professor Dave Goulson was brought up in rural Shropshire, where he developed an early obsession with wildlife. He received his bachelorís degree in biology from Oxford University, followed by a doctorate on butterfly ecology at Oxford Brookes University. Subsequently, he lectured in biology for 11 years at the University of Southampton, and it was here that he began to study bumblebees in earnest. He subsequently moved to Stirling University in 2006, and then to Sussex in 2013. He has published more than 200 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into German, Dutch and Danish. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 8,000 members. He was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Councilís Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London's Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013.