The origins of society

Clutton Brock meerkats

Public lecture by Professor Tim Clutton-Brock FRS as part of The Times Cheltenham Science Festival.

Event details

Tim Clutton-Brock FRS is Prince Philip Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Cambridge.

Tim Clutton-Brock, behavioural biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society, explores how and why animal societies differ and how they affect the development of males and females. Tim is known for his long-term, individual based studies of mammals, including primates, red deer, Soay sheep and meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, where his work has provided the basis for the first animal docu-soap, Meerkat Manor.

This event is chaired by Alex Kacelnik FRS who is Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University.

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