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Join us for an evening reception and panel discussion at the Bush House Arcade & Auditorium, around the theme of extinctions.
Understandings of extinction have always mixed a range of scientific and cultural perspectives. Whether we are thinking about how and why humans became aware that organisms become extinct, or how we should respond to the biodiversity crisis we are now living through (which is increasingly described as a mass extinction event), or if we are imagining future extinctions and new worlds, we need to connect different ways of understanding humans and the natural world, and the connections between them.In this panel discussion, we will have a number of experts from the sciences, history, and the arts to think about these issues. We will think about how we can talk across different fields to develop means of engagement with extinction, and associated crises in the environment and biodiversity, and how we can think about extinctions in the past, present and future.
- Chris Manias (KCL History – Chair)
- Amy Cutler (video and environmental artist)
- Clara de Massol (KCL CMCI)
- Darren Naish (palaeontologist, science communicator and author)
- Aidan Williams Dale (herpetologist, Royal Ontario Museum)
18:15-19:00 – Drinks reception (Bush House Arcade)
19:00-20:00 – Panel Discussion (Bush House Auditorium)
20:00-20:45 – Drinks reception continues (Bush House Arcade)
The event is free to KCL staff and students, and TetZooCon ticketholders.
For King's staff and students who want to attend, please sign up on this form with your KCL email address.
If you would like to attend and are not a KCL staff member, KCL student or TetZooCon ticket holder, you can purchase a ticket (£5) for the event here.