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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A recorded video of this event will be available to watch online a few days afterwards.

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Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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