The book of barely imagined beings

  • 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm on Tuesday 29 October 2013
  • at Blackwell's Bookshop, The Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RN

Caspar Henderson

Public lecture by Caspar Henderson as part of the Manchester Science Festival
 

Event details

Caspar Henderson is a writer and has been a journalist and editor with various publications and broadcasters, including BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, the Independent, Nature, New Scientist and openDemocracy.
 
We don't have to invent animals like the unicorn or the manticore to encounter the surreal, the weird and the wonderful. From the Gonodactylus, a crustacean the size of a gherkin with genital-like appendages that can smash your arm, to the Quetzalcoatlus, a flying lizard as big as a Spitfire, our world has produced creatures more astonishing than anything we can dream up. Join Caspar Henderson, shortlisted author for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, as he uncovers the beauty and bizarreness of a host of barely imagined - but very real - beings.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For further information on the venue, please visit the website. This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival.

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